Ex-Arsenal star Robin van Persie names “by far” the toughest Premier League away ground

Robin van Persie has admitted he found trips to Stoke City very tough.

Former Arsenal striker Robin van Persie has admitted he found away games at Stoke City by far the toughest in his career in the Premier League.

The Dutchman spent eight years with the Gunners before a controversial transfer to Manchester United in 2012, and, well, the less said about that the better.

Still, Van Persie remains one of the greatest forwards to play for Arsenal in recent times, and it’s interesting to see him reflect on his career in a question-and-answer session with fans on Twitter this afternoon.

See below as RVP names Stoke as the toughest away ground in the Premier League, which is a view we imagine many of our former players will also share!

Arsenal had a notably poor record at Stoke during their time in the top flight, with Aaron Ramsey picking up that nasty injury there back in the 2009/10 season.


  1. One team I cannot stand and hope they rot in the championship, or even lower! And RVP – well the less said about him the better 🙂

  2. They played English football at its finest. 11 man defence, fit for any Rugby team… 🤣🤣🤣🤣

  3. YES WE ALL USED TO LOATHE STOKE I feel sure. But it is no longer relevant on here. They are unlikely to return to the Prem anytime soon and more likely to fall to Div One. Who are the new Stoke is more relevant, surely. Not Burnley though , despite their raw physicality, which I thought, almost alone, that we combatted well and our fight and determination was far better than even under the recent last days of EMERY. We would have certainly got well beaten at Turf Moor under Emery. Who can doubt this truth! So is it obvious – except to stevo, the odd Emery hero worshipper on here – how very MUCH our defence has improved under Artata.

    But that fact did not prevent the avalanche of insulting and disgracefully unthinking remarks, on this site, directed against MA yesterday. Shame on those who wrote this arrant nonsense. Shame too, that you prefer writing first and not thinking, to the other way around!

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