Inter & Real Might As Well Forget Bidding For Van Persie

By on November 10, 2011

A look down the list of clubs supposedly preparing a January move for Arsenal striker Robin van Persie, and you will see the likes of Inter Milan, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Juventus and AC Milan. They are some of the biggest and most prestigious football clubs in Europe – but considering van Persie’s sensational form in the Premier League, their interest is hardly surprising.

Arsenal without Robin van Persie at the moment would be a disaster; his 13 goals and 4 assists this season have carried Arsenal through number of difficult games which would have been lost or drawn in his absence. Keeping hold of the Dutchman is essential. These words will therefore give something for fans to cling ahold of as the January window draws nearer:

“I am committed to Arsenal and that’s how it is.”

The words of Netherlands legend Marco van Basten will also give Arsenal hope that van Persie decides to sign a new Arsenal contract rather than move to another club.

“Robin must not leave Arsenal,” he said. “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.”

However, a number of reports have claimed that Arsenal must prepare themselves for inevitable bids for their star striker from Inter Milan in particular, whose new manager Claudio Ranieri, is looking for stronger attacking options having seen the side score only 2 goals at home so far this season. Inter sit a place above the relegation positions and desperately need to buck their ideas up, and hope to start with a few new January signings. But would van Persie really want to leave Arsenal a side now going strong in the top half of the Premier League for Inter  a side struggling to keep their heads above the water in Serie A?

Arsene Wenger will surely not be accepting any offers for van Persie any time soon, so it is unlikely that a £25.8 million bid from Real Madrid would succeed in persuading him to rip the heartbeat from Arsenal’s squad. Madrid may interest van Persie, but it remains unlikely, especially considering his exclamations of loyalty to the London club that he will be leaving this January.

He has 18 months remaining on his contact, and at 28 is at his peak – so it is only natural the interest in him is there. Unfortunately for anyone else, Wenger’s and Arsenal’s interest in selling him is nil, so bar a miracle, you can most definitely rule out any January move for now.



  1. Roooooney

    November 10, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    Wasn’t their interest inn selling Nasri and Cesc nil aswell??
    What makes RVP so different??

    • lewis j

      November 10, 2011 at 3:00 pm

      Robin is comitted to the club unlike nasri who is just in the game for the money and cesc wanted to go back to the club in which hem started his career.

  2. Adamski

    November 10, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    2 different occassions, if you werent the typical united fan you might be able to see circumstance. Cesc was always gonna go back to Barca and Nasri was about chasing the pound signs, something you should know a lot about with your cash hungry, pig-in-a-hair-transplant forward

  3. GoonerB

    November 10, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    RVP is a different case to Cesc and Nasri. Adamski is right, Cesc was always going back to Barca at some stage. If he had been (no disrespect intended) a Deportivo lad born and bread he would not have left Arsenal. The fact he is Barca born and bread and his youth team mates were there and they are the top world club made it a no brainer and I don’t begrudge him. I think he genuinely loved Arsenal. Nasri was always about the money much like Rooney. Nasri however is a very good player but not irreplaceable. My feeling is he will turn out to be an excellent technical player that looks good on the ball but isn’t necessarily the most effective on a regular basis with his talent at the top level. A bit more like Ginola than Messi or Ronaldo. RVP has Arsenal in his veins but he is right to question if the club can win things before he commits to his last big contract. I actually think that he would re-sign 2 months before his contract is up if Arsenal show him they will be challenging over the next 4 years, so with that in mind I would rather keep him for 18 months and see him go for nothing than sell him for £25m in 6 months. I can’t say I felt the same about Nasri and was screaming for the club to get rid of him for the best deal possible.

  4. iniez

    November 10, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    Madrid and inter have more things to worry about. They need to figure out how they’re going to evenly split eden hazard down the middle because apparently they’re both signing him for sure

  5. jamesp

    November 10, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    Sorry arsenal but if real Madrid were to splash say 40 Mil then you wouldn’t stand a chance ! Robin will eventually want to win something and it ain’t going to happen at aresenal with a 32

  6. jamesp

    November 10, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    Sorry arsenal but if real Madrid were to splash say 40 Mil then you wouldn’t stand a chance ! Robin will eventually want to win something and it ain’t going to happen at aresenal with a 32 year old injury prone benayoun and arteta who will never be cesc ! And don’t bring up the loyalty rubbish becasue torres said the same to Liverpool and look what happened ! Sorry but its false hope . Sorry

    • iniez

      November 11, 2011 at 12:10 am

      lool listen beat barcelona then come talk, atleast wev beaten them twice in the last century

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