Dutch Legend Tells Van Persie – Chelsea & City Will Never Have Arsenal’s Class
Marco van Basten believes Robin van Persie should spurn the advances of Chelsea and Man City and remain at Arsenal.
Both City and Chelsea have been linked with a move for Van Persie, who has refused to discuss a new deal at Arsenal until the end of the season.
With just over 18 months to run on his current deal speculation has linked the Dutch forward with a move away from the club. However, Van Basten believes Arsenal is the perfect club for the Dutchman to be at and claims neither City or Chelsea have the class or style of the Gunners. He told the Sunday Mirror:
“Robin must not leave Arsenal. You can’t compare my situation at Ajax. The big difference is that Robin is already at a big club.
“Robin has been in London for six years. He can’t help it that Arsenal have won nothing in that time.
“So much has changed in those six years in the Premier League. Chelsea have become a big club and have massive financial resources.
“Manchester City have become a big force and are richer than any other club.
“Manchester United and Liverpool have American owners. The amount of money which is flowing to these clubs for transfers is unbelievable. Arsenal operate differently. I admire that.
“And I still think Arsenal are the most beautiful club in England. At Man City and Chelsea, they will never have that class and style.
“Arsenal have the most amazing stadium, they have a style of play, they have a beautiful shirt – in every way I consider Arsenal as the ultimate football club.
“It is the club where Robin belongs.’’
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