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Robin Van Perise – Could This Spell The End?

Arsenal are bracing themselves for a £40m bid from Manchester City for captain Robin van Persie, according to reports.

Manchester City have already paid over £60 million for four Arsenal players; Kolo Toure, Emmanuel Adebayor, Gael Clichy and Samir Nasri, but according to the Daily Mail, the Premier League leaders are prepared to give Arsene Wenger another £40m by bidding for Arsenal’s captain, Robin van Persie next summer.

This was inevitable. Since the Dutch striker began the season, carrying his immense form over from the end of last term to score 38 goals in 42 games, rumours of a departure were painfully clear in the distance. The fact that City have all the money they wish to spend, as well as a disgruntled striker ready to depart in Carlos Tevez, only adds weight behind the argument that Mancini is preparing to move for a 28 year-old van Persie.

Wenger was forced to sell both Clichy and Nasri last summer because their contracts were about to run out and both wanted a move away from the Emirates. The Arsenal manager clearly did not want to sell his best players in the summer, as he frantically attempted to have their contracts renewed, but his hand was forced.

With Robin van Persie, the situation is slightly different. This time Wenger is dealing with a player who has a deep set loyalty to Arsenal which goes back a number of years – years which have seen him grow into a world class professional and now captain of the club. It may all come down to money once again, but Van Persie doesn’t seem the sort to have his head turned so easily. However, unless the Gunners can persuade the Dutchman they are still a competitive force on the pitch, it could spell the end of Van Versie’s time at the Emirates.



  1. Joe

    November 28, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    Arsenal, if you sell Van Persie to Man City it will be the last straw for me. We will officially be their feeder club. Even if they offer £50 million TELL THEM TO F*CK OFF!

  2. Mattuso

    November 28, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    Robin Van Perise – Could This write spell his name properly?

  3. The_Gunt

    November 28, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    when i read post’s like this i sometimes wonder are the authors even arsenal supporters ..

  4. Mattuso

    November 28, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    Writer even – now I’m doing it!

  5. Mattuso

    November 28, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    Hope we dont lose this Van Versie fella, he sounds useful. Well At least we still have Van Persie

    • dxn

      November 28, 2011 at 1:26 pm

      I couldn’t have said it better, mate.

  6. Phils

    November 28, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    @The_Gunt He is just saying his mind and the truth in my own opinion. Gunners for life but face the fact

  7. bluemoon70

    November 28, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    We will buy this fellow and Van Persie, too. We are Man City. We buy who we want!!!

    • Dom

      November 28, 2011 at 1:50 pm

      No you don’t buy who you want. You buy who others need. You wont make the uefa rules and you wont play european football because you’re STILL a small club, and unless ur clubs income can come close to ur wage bill I don’t count you as anything other than cheats.

  8. true gooner

    November 28, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    Hate to lose our star player & captain but if his head is turned then we can buy podolski & pato! Or, wait hear me out – an exchange for Tevez & Andy Johnson!

    In Arsene we trust! No1 is bigger than Arsenal mot even Van Versie or RVP!!!!!!!!!! 😀

  9. Tazlent

    November 28, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    arsenal is the right club for RVP and he knows it. I am sure he will be careful on his choice.

  10. Will

    November 28, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    Another bullcrap article.

  11. Time up AW

    November 28, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    The article is absolutely spot-on.How can anyone dispute the facts?????. We have become a feeder club for man city of late. THAT IS A FACT.
    Van persie is a great player,(better than nasri) and loves arsenal.
    2 points to be considered are that 1 Van persie wants to play in a trophy-challenging team and 2 arsenal value profit and the bank balance more than any player.
    In my opinion if the arsenal board and wenger were serious about winning a trophy they would have to spend big. They wont do that and van persie knows that deep down, so the alternative is to get 40-50 million for him and probably buy a few french-league replacements not half as good as him for say 30 million total, making another tidy profit.
    Its happened for the past few seasons and it will happen again.
    Look im not happy with it but face it…thats the arsenal management for you….and forget the sustainability model and fair play rules..its a load of bullcrap designed to appease you.

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