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Wenger: RVP Still Texts Me & Watches Arsenal Games

Arsene Wenger has revealed he still keeps in contact with former captain Robin van Persie and claims the Manchester United striker still watches Arsenal matches

Arsene Wenger has revealed he still keeps in contact with former captain Robin van Persie and claims the Dutchman still watches Arsenal matches, according to the Daily Mail.

The Gunners boss signed van Persie from Feyenoord in 2004 and nurtured his raw talent to make him one of the best strikers in the world, with the 29-year-old netting an impressive 37 goals in 48 games to help guide Arsenal to a third-place finish last season.

However, despite his goals, the Gunners ended the season trophy-less for the seventh consecutive year and with only 12 months remaining on his contract, van Persie couldn’t be convinced to commit his future to north London and eventually signed for Manchester United in a £24m deal.

The move left a bitter taste in many Arsenal fans’ mouths, but Wenger has revealed the Dutch hitman still keeps in touch via text and claims he still watches Arsenal games.

‘He texts me sometimes, We keep in touch. He tells me he still watches Arsenal games.’

Wenger is quoted as saying in the Daily Mail

What do you think of Van Persie keeping in touch with Wenger and still watching Arsenal games? Get involved in the comments section.



  1. san

    November 30, 2012 at 9:26 am

    He’s still a traitor

  2. LB

    November 30, 2012 at 9:29 am

    The main reason he’s still watching games is to convince himself that he made the right choice in leaving, I would guess ?!
    I don’t doubt RvP had a real love of the Gunners, but that only takes you so far when you are at the age RvP is and with no sight of the kind of immediate improvement that was needed at Arsenal taking place towards the end of last season and over the transfer window.
    I am a Gunner of many, many years now and I don’t hold it against RvP that he choose to leave at all … but he has tainted any chance of being revered with the Arsenal faithful for moving to one of our most bitter enemies in Man U – he really didn’t think hard enough about this, I think ? At least Henry went abraod to Barca and in so doing did not boost any of his main rivals in the EPL. This was the biggest ‘shot in the foot’ that RvP could of brought on himself with the fanbase at Arsenal !!

    • Gooner jack

      November 30, 2012 at 11:47 am

      Didn’t show any ambition in the transfer window!!!! First we bought podolski, a player of quality that could compete for a place in ANY team. Then we bought the French league’s top scorer. Finally we got cazorla, undoubtedly the best Spanish midfielder not playing for barca. Not ambitious in the transfer market? Your having a laugh!

      Face facts, it was about money. Yes footballing ambition did come into it, but only as far as he wouldn’t move for similar money to an inferior club.

  3. Enkuneh

    November 30, 2012 at 9:42 am

    it shows how Wenger was instrumental on his leave.

  4. sube

    November 30, 2012 at 9:52 am

    He watches Arsenal’s matches and texts Wenger : “Thank god I left….”

  5. Goonerboyo

    November 30, 2012 at 9:58 am

    Not everyone who plays or watches football is a hate-filled tribalist.
    He moved on, I move on. It’s life.
    Try it!

  6. Fentahun

    November 30, 2012 at 10:03 am

    Lovr arsenal


    November 30, 2012 at 10:20 am

    RVP is thanking God for leaving troughless club


    November 30, 2012 at 10:34 am

    Please sir we lover of ARSENAL CLUB here in Nigeria is begging MR WENGER to please buy one defencive mildfilder,left defender and one striker.And make sure you buy ZAHA PLEASE SIR MR WENGER

    • Goonerboyo

      November 30, 2012 at 10:47 am

      I’ll pass on you message Abdul, if I see him at the game tomorrow. Seriously though, I agree completely with your analysis of where we need to strengthen, go Gooners!!

  9. abdulwakeel

    November 30, 2012 at 10:48 am

    V.p realy love arsenal but mr wenger dont love d players, staying in a club 4 eight years without achieving anything, we all pray 4 success in our life. V.p is right 4 his progress, Up Gunners.

  10. Tawaf abdulkarim

    November 30, 2012 at 10:50 am

    0nce a gunner til death!

  11. rainman

    November 30, 2012 at 11:00 am

    Wenger just can’t move on!

  12. Saidu Adamu Jalo

    November 30, 2012 at 11:20 am

    Let RVP be please if has taken the right decision for his football career. How do we expect arsenal to win with the likes of Ramsey, Coquelin and Giroud as the top attacker. This youth and French players programm MUST stop.

  13. mzeey

    November 30, 2012 at 11:44 am

    will that just tells me somthing a bout ur what kind of prson u r (weak)

  14. hottspring

    November 30, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    we don’t want RVP texts.
    we want our arsenal back and now.

    • Michael Staley

      November 30, 2012 at 1:14 pm

      It never was “our Arsenal”. Because you support the club doesn’t mean that you own it, or that it should be run the way that you think it should be run. Similarly, some Chelsea fans might want “their” Chelsea back; it’s not theirs, though; it’s Abramovich’s.

      Spare me this “we want our Arsenal back” rubbish.

      • Gooner jack

        November 30, 2012 at 6:14 pm

        You don’t have a clue. Without the supporters there would be no club. Why do you think boards sack managers when the fans become vocal and attendance starts to drop.

  15. Stephen roland

    November 30, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    Rvp is a betrayer 4get about him

  16. Emma ogwang.

    November 30, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    Guyz its tyme we shld wake up & focus on our games not takng alot abt our former players. they hv gone Let fight hard to get a replacement. I think thts the way to go. Gunners 4ever. Emma ogwang Kampala.

  17. Emma ogwang.

    November 30, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Thnks Emma Ogwang frm Kampala Uganda.

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