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Van Persie-‘We disagree on the way Arsenal should move forward’

It is with great sadness that I report Arsenal talisman Robin Van Persie has announced that he will not be extending his contract with the club.

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Van Persie took to his official website to make the following statement:

“I personally have had a great season but my goal has been to win trophies with the team and to bring the club back to its glory days,”

“Out of my huge respect for Mr Wenger, the players and the fans I don’t want to go into any details, but unfortunately in the meeting it has again become clear to me that we, in many aspects, disagree on the way Arsenal FC should move forward.”

“I’ve thought long and hard about it, but I have decided not to extend my contract.”
The timing of the announcement will raise some eyebrows so soon after Arsene Wenger publicly stated that we needed to keep Van Persie ‘at all costs’. It will surely lead to more specualtion about the atmosphere and clear direction of the board and Arsene Wenger.

A question remains whether RVP will see out the last year of his contract or Arsenal will take whatever money they can for the unhappy striker.  A lot of fans will not want to see a player at the club who has made it clear he wants to leave.

To add to the fans woes Theo Walcott is yet to agree a new contract and many now fear his departure after the announcement from Van Persie.



  1. El tel 4 July, 2012 at 17:48 Reply

    Sack the board, not wenger………….. Year after year wenger has to try and win things on a small budget and with the board continually selling his best players so that we can keep making a profit no wonder RVP wants to leave. Stan Kroenke should be held accountable not
    wenger as he only complies with how the chairman wants the club to be run, god knows where we would be without Arsene

    • Dennis10 4 July, 2012 at 19:04 Reply

      Sack the board? obviously you think players are bigger than their respected clubs? Who ever heard of throwing away our whole infrastructure over 1 player, its unheard of. Arsenal til i die. Loyalty is everything when the club stands by you injury.

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