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Van Persie ‘Favours’ Arsenal Return With Chelsea Move Unlikely

Robin van Persie is unlikely to move to Chelsea and wants to make a sensational return to Arsenal this summer after becoming increasingly unsettled at Man Utd.

The January transfer window may have slammed shut but clubs will still be working hard behind the scenes at identifying targets for the summer, so we’ll bring you all the latest news, gossip and rumours. Today, more on the future of Robin van Persie.

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Robin van Persie is unlikely to move to Chelsea and wants to make a sensational return to Arsenal this summer after becoming increasingly unsettled at Manchester United, according to the Daily Mail.

The Dutchman’s future has been cast in doubt with recent reports suggesting the striker is growing increasingly frustrated with life at Old Trafford, and he fuelled the flames with his outburst following United’s 2-0 loss to Olympiakos in the Champions League last month where he branded the team as ‘lousy’ and said other players were ‘playing in his zones’.

The Mirror claimed last week that Chelsea and Arsenal are interested in bringing the disgruntled Holland international back to London this summer while reports in Italy suggested that Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has already met with the strikers agent to discuss a potential return to the Emirates.

The Daily Mail are now claiming that the 30-year-old’s preference would be make a shock move back to Arsenal with a switch to Stamford Bridge described as ‘unlikely’, while Juventus and AC Milan are ready to offer van Persie the chance to start afresh in Italy should a move back to north London prove too difficult to pull off.

Van Persie enjoyed an excellent first season at Old Trafford, scoring 30 goals in 48 appearances to help the Red Devils lift the Premier League title. However, things haven’t gone quite so well this year under the stewardship of David Moyes with niggling injuries restricting him to just 21 games and with United on course for their worse league finish in over 20 years, it seems the Dutchman could jump ship at the end of the season.

But could he really rejoin Arsenal? Many of the Emirates faithful still haven’t forgiven him for the way he left the club in 2012 and he’s unlikely to be welcomed back with open arms, so while the Mail claim van Persie favours a move back to the Gunners, it could be troublesome.

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There’s also the question of whether United would be willing to sell to a domestic rival. With the club currently well off the pace the last thing they’d want to do is strengthen a competitor, so you’d imagine Moyes would prefer to sell abroad to the likes of Juve or AC Milan if the player pushes for a move.

Do you think van Persie will leave United? Would Arsenal fans take him back? Share your views below.

19 Comments

19 Comments

  1. Davi

    March 9, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    I do not want to see Robin in another Arsenal shirt! He is not welcome back!

    • nigel

      March 9, 2014 at 2:00 pm

      None of us was him back, can’t say you wasn’t warned and after us showing so much loyalty keeping you through years of injury’s and below par performances you had 1 good season n gave us middle finger. So RvP you can wallow in the mess you got yourself into we don’t need or want you, unlike yourself we have moved on!!

  2. wole

    March 9, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    take it easy with him. maybe he should go to Spain or Italy

  3. Charles

    March 9, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    We have really seen the last of him. Not after that celebration in the first encounter ds season

  4. john

    March 9, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    I don’t wan to see him

  5. OLAMIDE

    March 9, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    We dnt need him again n i belive dis year ARSENAL we win sumtin by d Grace of GOD

  6. fajemisin janet

    March 9, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    i want robin to play for arsenal

    • SALLY DAVID

      March 10, 2014 at 5:07 am

      DON’T YOU HAVE SHAME? WE AT ARSENAL DO! WE DO NOT NEED THAT JUDAS AGAIN EVER.

  7. fajemisin janet

    March 9, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    pls. I want exprience player to playing for arsenal

  8. Oneal

    March 9, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    Van persie should not even think of winning hearts of Arsenal faithfuls after he did worst than Adebayors celebration whilst at City. He should go to Chelsea and try his firepower if he thinks he still has it.

  9. Charles Oneal

    March 9, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    Robin Van persie should not even think of winning hearts of Arsenal faithfuls after he did worst than Adebayors celebration whilst at City. He should go to Chelsea and try his firepower if he thinks he still has it.

  10. maradesa festus adegoke

    March 9, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    let us gv him sm tym

  11. Bem Robert Samuel

    March 9, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    Abeg mak una free dat guy. Is it his fault dat Arsenal r trophyless 4 nine years

  12. eddy checkers

    March 9, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    lets give him a chance guys.

  13. adebisi ayo

    March 10, 2014 at 7:46 am

    Rvp was not loyal 2 Arsenal ok .But what about Sagna ? He shld b given 2yrs and his pay raised 2 90k @ d guy deserves a reward 4 his loyalty .

  14. AussieGooner

    March 10, 2014 at 10:24 am

    No thanks! We sold him. You keep him.

  15. james

    March 10, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    Please if RVP comes truely please let us recieve him wit love

  16. lawson

    March 11, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    all arsenal fans if rvp comes truely please let us recieve him wit joy

  17. Olayinka owolabi

    March 11, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    We still need RVP @emirate,dont let us all think d same way,i think Robin has learnt his lesson @Old trafford,if he wish to come back Good and fine.it depends on Wenger and d management to decide wether Robin should come back.Up Gunners…..

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