Robin van Persie subtly shades Arsenal over his move to Manchester United

Robin van Persie has aimed another sly dig at Arsenal over his move from Arsenal to Manchester United in 2012.

The Dutchman had been Arsenal’s and one of the Premier League’s top strikers for some years, yet he had won just the FA Cup in eight years with Arsenal.

He was then attracting the attention of Europe’s top sides including Juventus, Manchester United and Manchester City.

He would eventually join United in one of the most contentious and controversial transfers in the Premier League.

Quite a few Arsenal fans haven’t forgiven him for his move to Old Trafford and he has been talking about the move.

His latest comment about the controversial transfer was that he left Arsenal for United because he wanted to play for a team that knew how to win.

He also claimed that the then United boss, Sir Alex Ferguson, played an important role in his choice to join the Red Devils.

He told Premier League productions as quoted by the Sun: “Ferguson made the difference for me in my choice to choose Manchester United.

“Because of the way he manages, the stories I heard, because of the players that were there.

“I really wanted to win and when I look at that team of [Ryan] Giggs, [Michael] Carrick, [Paul] Scholes, [Nemanja] Vidic, [Rio] Ferdinand they were all winners, they won it all.”

He added: “I was like ‘I want to be part of that’.

“I was in that period of my life where I felt like a winner but I wasn’t so I had to win.

“I needed to go to a team that knew how to win.”

Seems van Persie has given up trying to get back in the good books of Arsenal fans, it is as if he just cannot help himself when it comes to his big mouth.

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  1. I’m not sure how subtle that really was Martin, but I agree completely with your last paragraph completely.

    He made his choice, let’s just get on with life – for me, this person (closely followed by Nasri and Adebayor) is the biggest turncoat ever at our club.

    I hope he polishes his medal every day, because that’s all he will be remembered for – a person who backstabbed every single Arsenal fan, his team mates and the club.

    I always believed him when he said he was going to sign a new contract, the one he now denies ever existed of course.

    Sadly, he can’t be deleted from our history, but we can at least keep putting him down every time he tries to change how his actions were so self centred and ensured united were top dogs once again – Judas is the appropriate name for him and that’s how I will always remember him.

  2. Congratulations Sue in knowing Jamie Vardy.
    Both Sue and Ken sum up my sentiments entirely especially as he was on the treatment table most of the time

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