Van Persie wants Afellay as his partner at Arsenal

The Arsenal striker Robin Van Persie is in cracking form ahead of Holland’s attempt to win the Euro 2012 tournament, and he scored twice for the Oranje last night in the 6-0 demolition of Northern Ireland.

Another Dutch player with two goals last night was Van Persie’s good friend Ibrahim Afellay, who was snapped talking to Van Persie recently at Barcelona’s hotel when they came to London for the Champions League semi-final.

Afellay has just returned from a six-month lay-off through injury and he is not sure now if he will be in the plans of the new Barcelona manager Tito Vilanova after such a long time on the sidelines and it is believed that Barca will accept a reasonable price for him.

Afellay and Van Persie have believed they were made for each other on the pitch for a long, long time. Afellay has said in the past: “Robin said it to me recently he feels a click with me on the pitch as well. And I have that same feeling towards him. We have that unspoken bond on the field, that’s really special and wonderful.”

It certainly seemed to click in last night’s game, and I seriously believe that the one thing that will certainly persuade Van Persie to stay at Arsenal is if Wenger brings in his Dutch team-mate.

What did Van Persie say to Afellay’s statement? “Ibi is doing great,” he said. “That lad is ready for a really good club abroad.”

I rest my case!

**Watch Afellay’s and Van Persie’s goals last night**

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271 thoughts on “Van Persie wants Afellay as his partner at Arsenal

  1. benji

    @k7, mate i dont care what happens i will NEVER turn on wenger. what that man has done for our club. 2 doubles, the invincibles and consistant top 4 with great football i watch at the emirates.other so called SUPPORTERSshould give wenger the respect he deserves

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  2. K7

    @Benji, No doubt Wenger will forever be a LEGEND in my book BUT sometimes the old ways must step aside for an injection of new ideas

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  3. benji

    @k7 yes new ideas i agree. im very happy to see steve bould come into the first team set up. and that should help us in becoming more tough and hard to break through. this summer i feel is very siple, just try to do whatever rvp wants, he is vital to our success in the immediate future.

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  4. benji

    @k7 also another new idea i feel we need to look at is having a plan b. if we cant pass the ball into the net, and teams turn up at the emirates and park their entire team infront of the goal.like a usefull big target man. not bendtner or chamakh though i admit

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  5. K7

    RVP is vital YES but it we must, then replace him with equal class eg a.madrid augerro out Falcao in

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  6. benji

    hulk and falcao are usefull, i wouldnt swap rvp for anyone though, you may not agree but i include messi and ronaldo in that statement toO mate. nasri and cesc last year, i was desperate to keep them and i feel exactly the same this year about rvp

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  7. benji

    @k7, i think players that end up at man $hitty and chelski are unrealistic targets for us, as we wont pay insne prices for players. we looked at hazard last year and for whatever reason nothing materialised. and this year with more interest in him therefore his price being 32m we just wont go near that

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  8. K7

    Messi n CR7??? That would just be bad business on our part, RVP is excellent but he needs to work on his Right foot, looks to cut back to the left when it would be easier to shoot with the right.

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  9. rhys

    If I worked for arsenal, I wouldn’t waste my time on a blog that arsenal fans follow.

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  10. K7

    I feel Hazard will flop( Judging from England match) Hulk will Succeed.

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  11. benji

    but rvp’s right foot is nit picking i think you would agree. i honestly thimk we arnt to far of challenging this coming season. some good old drilling for the players in our first team plans and just afewnew signings. not the total squad overhaul some people are suggesting on this site

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  12. benji

    hazard would have been great for us, he could be awsome at chelski, he has had afew good years at lille, but then again look at how gervinho has got on with his first year in england after afew good years at lille

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  13. benji

    besides with rvp and afellay’s relationship i would pick him over hazard now anyway.it just feels so right, afellay to arsenal.

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  14. Miguel

    I think Afellay would be an awesome signing and reasonably cheap- I hope Wenger takes this opportunity. Sign also Eriksen, M´Vila or Martin a good defender and a keeper back up. Sell the dead wood and we are good to go.

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  15. Royyey

    Sorry folks but this could also mean Persie to join Affelay at Barca..

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  16. ArsenalWenger

    I would personally prefer Pedro, i think he would be more useful for us. I believe Barcelona are willing to sell and surely we can agree some sort of price.

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  17. robo

    Sell walcott buy afellay or sell vela for 6mil buy afellay for 6mil

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  18. Barry

    Firstly to the person who said it could be RvP joining Afellay at Barca Robin Said he (Afellay) is ready to move abroad.

    But secondly author – Why have you taken an RvP quote about Afellay from the 2010 World Cup & made it sound recent? Just wondering.

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  19. Gigi

    toogod to be true, Afellay was actually a target a few years ago, butwho knows.
    In any case if thats what it takes Id do it. Its not like he wants Cristiano or Glen Johnson

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  20. Prayerlyn

    Jess….So tired of hearing rumours, wenger buy this dude abeg before mancity snatch him away 4rm us. But let this bond btw them dont be for Rvp 2 go barca….

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  21. ‚Bruce TongaBull

    @Paul dont b a coward mate. U kno how many of us follow u. Admin is jst another Kronkes son so they are as stingy as their father. So dont leav us like OPHANS. Luk at wat our step dad @Cj is doing to us. Okey h feeds us wth gud info (we appreciate) bt h lies abt his job. Your cousin @Bill & @AA23 are stil new and it apears they gv us copied info bt we are thankful anyway. SO COME BACK DAD PLIZ

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  22. ‚Bruce TongaBull

    As fo u all INSULTERS and CRITICS. Who invited you anyway. Who made you our protector over those hu lie to as. Didnt YOUR MOTHERS teach you to respect other peoples way of life. Get your morals back or leav th blog! Hah

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  23. ‚Bruce TongaBull

    Were the Hell is Adam Kemp? How dare you disappear like a Rat. Wrt somethng fo us. These chaps like JG are so predictable. and evn your friend Lorenzo sallows pliz come bak

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  24. jp

    @Bruce TongaBull

    You do know that with your 2nd comment (out of the three above)you are being a hypocrite. lol

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  25. manorhouse

    @paul,
    Why are you such a hypochondriac? Your gonna blow a fuse mate.

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  26. manorhouse

    Oh & I nev spoke to admin mate. Take it down a notch. You sound like you need a woman in your life. (no mother/sister retorts please)

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  27. Cj

    @k7 u r like the school in summer…no class. I told u abt my work and u r telling me all kinds of bs. And who told u we r going after javi martinez?? Daily mail..i guess

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  28. Gooner Cape Town

    News this morning guys? What’s happening anyone who has concrete stuff, please.

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  29. Aussie Jack

    “Van Persie wants Afellay as his partner at Arsenal”, did he actually say this? No, I thought not…..!

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  30. K7

    @Cj I never said a word about Javi Martinez and people like you need to be exposed you knew nothing about Prozone. Unless CJ is short for BEN KNAPPER who is the ARSENAL FC Performance analyst, you just desperate for attention and get a kick outta making us fools.

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  31. KickuPthearsene

    Oh how this site has become rubbish overnight – literary!

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  32. K7

    This site should be to give our views as Gooners, not for people to use it for attention through lying. COYG!

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  33. Cj

    @k7 mr ben is the main performance analyst. Did u actually think that he does all the work by himself??? He has many many assistants and i happen to be one of them!

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  34. b3z

    @K7 do you really come on this blog just to harass fellow gooners…honestly everyone is entitled to have their own opinion, and gooners who come to this blog have a right to believe who ever they want, we comment here to discuss transfer rumors/catch up on the latest info on our beloved Arsenal…bloody hell mate let it go, who cares if whether or not @Cj is what he says he is…

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  35. K7

    Guys look just google Ben Knapper n click the first link! He reports to The Boss n he gives analysis on potential signings, if CJ was working there, he wouldn’t know rumours but the exact names of transfers because he would’ve been ask to analyze them

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  36. Cj

    @k7 i know the exact names and i already posted them in this site. Grow up dude. Don’t u have any work to do or r u one of those jobless persons?

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  37. K7

    @CJ first you work for the academy, then you a Performance analyst, then you report to the Boss himself, now you report to Ben, unless you 10 you wouldn’t be calling him MR Ben, he’s only 25

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  38. Cj

    @k7 first of all i never said i work at the academy, sometimes i give the reports to the boss and last but not the least i am younger than him and everyone calls him ben including me. I don’t see where the problem is!

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  39. Cj

    @k7 i think u are jelous of me! Cause i have a very good job, an apartment, hot gf. U can say what u want about me but things not gonna change,will it?

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  40. Nr

    Hahaha jealous of cjs gf? That has made my day! Clearly we cnt tel if its a inflating doll or a fatty.

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  41. K7

    I get it now!!! @CJ is really a comedian sent by the board too keep us Busy (G)

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  42. Gooner Cape Town

    @Paul morning mate, glad you back. Now please, any of you @Cj, @Bill, @Paul any any constructive news for us this morning?

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  43. paul

    You guys need to chill to f$$ck out so who cares who does what as long as @cj. @bill and @paul @aa23 keeps feeding us info that’s interesting with some substance behind it I for one I’m all for that love your updates and info guys keep it up and please stop the in house wars

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  44. Paul

    @cape..Nothing new from me mate talk to the performance analyst over there if he’s not too busy in his huge apartment with his model gf lol… Only jokin @cj I’m just bustin ur balls lol

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  45. K7

    I think RVP will stay cause his wife isn’t gonna give him any coochie if he leaves London LOL

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  46. Gooner Cape Town

    Peace guys, Gooners don’t behave like spuds scum!! LOL. We love the game and our club. Keep the news coming when you get it guys and thanks a ton.
    Cheers, back to work for me.

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  47. abdull

    i want to that wenger is serious person he said he sign m villa and letter on repuse to sign him and oliver giround so i have let him no he sign class player b4 he won trophy

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  48. ryan

    To be fair fellas speculation does get a bit annoying just wana see a deal done (other than podalski) Chelsea see there prem season weren’t gud enuf and seem to be making a statment signing players .so why can’t Wenger do the same get the deals done stop f##king about trying to get young talent and buy proven decent players for once and fast so we can start to relax

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  49. Bob Dylan

    @cj mate just browse the web look for some reasonable rumours tell us about them and hope thy materialize like u do

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  50. Lifeasagooner

    Who did the performance analysis on Park, Mertesacker, Squillaci etc?
    When one fails publicly, it is probably something to keep a secret rather than boast about.

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  51. Paul

    @cj…. Huh office??? What arsenal Make u guys Work bank holidays???

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  52. ryan

    @cj Ur on a wind up ant ya mate stop pulling everyones plonker and admit Ur about 14 on half term from school with pics ov henry on Ur wall ….

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  53. jp

    @bob dylan
    these are the matches on today

    Hungary v Republic of Ireland
    Republic of Ireland U21 v Italy U21
    Lithuania U21 v Ukraine U21
    Bulleen Lions U21 v Sunshine George Cross U21
    KooTeePee v JIPPO
    Landskrona v Ljungskile
    Varnamo v Osters

    …..so who out of these teams is CJ analysing today?

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  54. K7

    We have discredited @Cj and exposed his lies, let’s now move on COYG!!! 8-)

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  55. BOB DYLAN

    WHO IS THIS Bob Dylan IMPERSONATER LOL. ITS NOT THE SAME PERSON THE ONE WHO WAS TALKING TO CJ WAS YESTERDAY WAS ME MY NAME IS WHITE THE RED ACCOUNT IS A REPLICA OF MY ACCOUNT.

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  56. RJ

    YES YES YES! I was thinking the exact same thing watching the 6-0 highlights. Ibrahim is quality and shows a lot of promise. Cant keep on relying on gervinho and walcott who struggles to cross. NEED HIM!

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  57. Neil

    Sign him up Wenger , if you want to keep hold of RVP , then you must … it’s simple.

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