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Robin van Persie’s Proposed Move To Manchester City Off?

There is an interesting development on the future of van Persie today as it’s being reported his proposed move to Man City could be in danger of collapsing

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Morning Gooners. There is an interesting development on the future of Robin van Persie today as the Daily Mail are reporting the striker’s proposed move to Manchester City could be in danger of collapsing due to the Dutchman’s wage demands.

Van Persie met with manager Arsene Wenger and chief executive Ivan Gazidis on Wednesday to discuss his future and it’s reported that talks ended without conclusion before the player headed off to Euro 2012 with Holland.

This lead to several reports claiming Man City were in pole position to sign the striker this summer, with the Guardian today claiming the newly-crowned Premier League champions were confident of tying up a deal in the coming weeks.

However, the Daily Mail suggest that a move to City is in jeopardy due to the 28-year-old demanding £275,000-a-week in wages, which would put him on level par with the Lionel Messi’s and Cristiano Ronaldo’s of this world. And it’s not only City who have baulked at these demands, as Real Madrid and Barcelona are also said to be put off by Van Persie’s expectations, with UEFA’s Financial Fair Play rules ensuring the clubs are keeping a close eye on their wage bills.

So there may be hope yet Arsenal fans. I must admit it looked like RVP was destined to leave this summer and i expected City to pay whatever it would take to land him. But if they are going to refuse to meet his wage demands, Van Persie will be left in an awkward situation.

Does he go back to Arsenal with his tail between his legs and sign an extension, or does he lower his demands and still push for a move? We’ll find out in the next few weeks i suppose, and we’ll keep you up-to-date on how things progress.

What are your thoughts on the RVP situation? Get involved in the comments section.



  1. Marko

    May 19, 2012 at 11:05 am

    Like I’ve always said, RVP owes a lot to Arsene and Arsenal for standing by him throughout his injuries. We could have sold him years ago but Arsene saw that he had potential and kept him. Now that he had a full season which was injury free, just like Nasri before him, he’s starting to get a big head. I hope we keep him but if he does decide to move on, let’s hope it’s not to Man City

  2. Marko

    May 19, 2012 at 11:14 am

    Like I’ve always said, RVP owes a lot to Arsene and Arsenal for standing by him throughout his injuries. We could have sold him years ago but Arsene saw that he had potential and kept him. Now that he had a full season which was injury free, just like Nasri before him, he’s starting to get a big head. I hope we keep him but if he does decides to move on, let him

  3. Insani

    May 19, 2012 at 11:19 am

    I think he may finally go to Mcity coz they are ready to splash 250K pounds weekly to him. Easy calculation 3 years contract 250K pounds weekly plus aprx 3.2 million pounds upfront will be equal to 275,000 pounds weekly. He starts thinking he bcome older and only have 2 o 3 three years more in his prime.. So i cabnnot fault him of making that decision.. He needs good maney as well as trophy… So it swhould me Mcity..And i dont think Wenger will remain him..

    • mystic

      May 19, 2012 at 4:09 pm

      I’ve not seen anything that suggests he is demanding such a sum from Arsenal. Maybe he is deliberately trying to frighten off potential suitors.

      We all know that even if he signs a new contract that the romours will continue whilst other clubs are ‘apparently’ offering silly sums – perhaps he has already agreed to stay and has taken a stance to scare others in to silence.

  4. xtreme

    May 19, 2012 at 11:25 am

    It is obvious wenger and Gazidis are not buying big players and that is the biggest reason Van Persie will not stay…so arsenal fans brace yourselves for another trophyless season

    • mystic

      May 19, 2012 at 4:12 pm

      Definition of a ‘big’ player – certainly RvP would not have fallen in to that when he came. For that matter nor would Cesc or Henry, or Viera, or Petit, or Anelka, or the OX, need I go on?

  5. RVP

    May 19, 2012 at 11:31 am

    more speculations coming from lazy journalism !! neither player and his agent nor the club said anything and these guys go on making news !! HILLARIOUS !!

    • James

      May 19, 2012 at 3:12 pm


  6. LOL

    May 19, 2012 at 11:35 am

    so much NEWS yet all are based on RUMOURS and NONSENSE !! which part of SECRET MEETING these guys failed to understand ?? 😛

    • mystic

      May 19, 2012 at 4:13 pm

      Funny how all the papers and so many sites seem to be coming to conclusions, based on what??

  7. Newmy

    May 19, 2012 at 11:52 am

    Let him go, he is 29yrs old had a great season yes, but before this season he was injured constantly. I love RVP, but i hate it when a big name leaves and everyone thinks the clubs in trouble! The future at opur club looks amazing….Szczesny, Gibbs, Jenkinson, Frimpong, Coquelin, Wilshere, Ramsey, Chamberlain, Miyaichi, Walcott, Afobe. Then coming through behind these guys are Hajovic, Bellerin, Torol, Alban, Aneke. With the RVP money bring in 3 players on top of Podolski and we will be as strong as ever…..Aymen(C/B), M’vila(D/M), Marvin Martin(A/M)&Giroud(F).

    • mystic

      May 19, 2012 at 4:18 pm

      Let him go – why? Because he is out of contract? becuase he has said he wants out?

      Anyway, at what point does the feelings of an individual player become more important that what is best for the club – a strong squad.

      Arsenal have plenty of fringe players to sell, on top of last summers transfer profit to be able to buy quality additions not replacements.

  8. Mick

    May 19, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    What an absolutely stupid headline, you should be ashamed of such a blatant distortion of current available FACTS.

  9. theDude

    May 19, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    @Mick it seems to be fashionable to have BS blogs atm, at the end of the day they are all guessing.

  10. sanje

    May 19, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    Let him go if he wants to,i dont blame him,is wenger that needs to be blamed for not spending the cash.lets put ourself in his shoes.arsenal for life

    • mystic

      May 19, 2012 at 4:20 pm

      Who says he wants to? – media are simply making headlines.

  11. Red&White

    May 19, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    To say money isn’t an issue would be stupid – obviously it is but like Cesc & Nasri, RVP knows Arsenal will not compete for trophies & that is the main reason he will leave.
    Arsenal are a feeder club who buy small, sell big. They only care about getting into the CL for the money only – not to win it.
    Only Usmanov & Dein can change the current philosophy that making money is more important to Arsenal Football Club than having a winning team.
    Time for Gooners to unite & to get Kronke & Gazidis, Hill Wood et al out.
    The issue with Wenger will then sort itself out. Stay, spend the money and try to build a winning team or go and coach kids in Africa….

    • no 1gun

      May 19, 2012 at 2:41 pm

      don’t u know if it was for fans like you we would probably like all the other nerely teams who spend and fall on there arses with no descent players and no champiobs league or europe at all

    • mystic

      May 19, 2012 at 4:23 pm

      Why do you want to lose RvP? to weaken the team and then be able to say ‘told you so, not good enough to win anything’?

  12. djhjdh

    May 19, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    RVP SHALL STAY!!!!!!!!!!!


    May 19, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    If rvp leaves he has made a big mistake as he owes ARSENAL ALOT!!!! how many years has wenger been patient with him and his constant injury filled seasons. its like arsenal buy players when their young and turn them into stars just to set them up for MAN CITY!!! if all the great players were loyal and stayed arsenal would have been an UNSTOPPABLE club!!

    • koolmadrid

      May 19, 2012 at 1:34 pm

      not really, why should such a great player waste his talent on a trophyless club

      • mystic

        May 19, 2012 at 4:25 pm

        And RvP isn’t part of the trophless team?

        How wil they win anything when people seem to be so willing to see talent leave before their contracts finish?

        • ARSENALFAN***

          May 20, 2012 at 11:07 am

          Agree with mystic

      • Bob A

        May 21, 2012 at 12:53 pm

        I would not call winning

        The golden Boot
        The players player award
        The writers adward
        all in one season and all because he played for poor useless Arsenal as lots of people have said.

    • stoolsoak

      May 19, 2012 at 1:35 pm

      totally agree with u there!

  14. peter

    May 19, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    Rvp go if u want to ,if u dont wanna sing den go

  15. Jude

    May 19, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    Smh! Get a grip!

  16. garrett hannon

    May 19, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    usmanov made six billion yesterday , please god he will make a distorted bid to oust kronke . than hello messi ,ronaldo ?. fuck it just buy barcelonas first eleven and put them in red and white. van persie personally i have had enough of this crap every summer , if he wants to go let him band if staying the least we could expect is he has the dignity to come out with a decision . instead he will hawk his wares at the euros in the hope of securing a new bumper contract based on one injury free season. wenger made him he should remember that . holland is famous for many things tulips,drugs,footballers and a famous coloured district van persie at the moment is of similar disposition to afforementioned district than the profession he is handsomely renumerated for.

  17. perrygrovesworld

    May 19, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    The press concoct stories when they don’t know the truth and we suck it up and the advertiser and the paper/website wins. The truth is no one knows.

    So lets not condemn him or there could be RED faces all around if he extends. He is simply negotiating. Ivan and Arsene aren’t stupid. Whatever he WAS offered he knew about it for awhile for there were no surprises.

    Also by requesting silly money from rival suitors he can effectively price them out and get a good deal from Arsenal.

    I expect him to stay, nothing more.

    • mystic

      May 19, 2012 at 4:27 pm


      ‘Also by requesting silly money from rival suitors he can effectively price them out and get a good deal from Arsenal.’

      Agree 100% with that comment.

      • perrygrovesworld

        May 19, 2012 at 4:50 pm

        he always “said” he would only look at extraordinary offers and at £275000 a week who wouldn’t!

  18. Ben

    May 19, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    Lets look at the facts about our striker position, RVP played 1 full season in 8 and it was his 8th season to achieve that “stunning” stat, has 1 year left of his current contract, has a very achievable £25 mil mininum price tag and history tells us we ALWAYS either have a striker already in the team to step up or we buy a replacement very early in the transfer window when the likes of Wrighty, Dennis and now RVP leave. Now i aint saying i think we should let him go (i think we should offer him more than £130k + £5 mill)but what i am saying is i dont think its such a drama if he does go. The debate should be – should we keep him on his existing contract and let him run it down (groom Cambell 1 more season)or sell him now and get £25 mill and use that to buy a £25 mill replacement? There’s plenty out there and lets not forget we only need a striker that can aim and shoot on target most of the time what with the amount of chances our midfield create for them. I would rather us to just make the decision now as to whether we sell him or not and let the top teams of europe bid for him whilst we go after a 25 year old monster goal poacher to play off The Prince. No player is bigger than our Club, not even the Captain – that shit stops now. You get me Gooners?

  19. Classygunner

    May 20, 2012 at 12:47 am

    Arsene and Robin had a meeting of which the outcome is unknown, and the press is agog with news of wage demands. This really shows how lazy journalists are these days. There’s still a long way to go before the summer, and I didn’t expect RVP’s contract to be sorted out in just one meeting. He will want to hold out for the best possible terms, knowing he has a lot of potential suitors(who wouldn’t). He also wants the club to show ambition by making a couple of quality signings. I have a strong feeling that Robin will remain an Arsenal Player next season. Never take the press for their word. Most of what’s being said concerning Robin’s contract situation are mere speculation.

  20. Patrick Ofori

    May 20, 2012 at 6:29 am

    I think RVP deserves more than £130.000 Arsenal wants to pay

  21. remo

    May 25, 2012 at 2:55 am

    why not the stupid M.F****rs pay Vpersie what he wants..why not make him rich?? definitely he worth for.. after all he is done to the club. rise his pay…he will stay and lead us trophies!!

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