Robin Van Persie has hailed Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger as the ‘best manager in the world’, and insists that he wants him to succeed.
The Dutchman angered Gunners fans back in 2012 when forcing his way out of the club to join Manchester United, but clearly has a love for our club remaining in his heart.
RVP has rejoined boyhood club Feyernoord this week, the side who gave him his senior debut before the North London side snapped him up in 2004, and is likely to end his career in Holland with his new club.
The striker went onto make 194 Premier League appearances for our side, notching up an impressive 96 goals, but ended up growing frustrated at a lack of silverware.
Despite forcing his way out of the club to join the Red Devils, he has moved to insist that he owes Wenger everything, hailing him as the best manager in the world.
Van Persie said: “Arsene is just the best manager in the world.
“This is why I want him to be successful with Arsenal. He deserves it.
“I owe everything to Arsene Wenger. He has been crucial for me in my development as a player and as a person.’
“I only have warm memories. I enjoyed every day, every minute I worked, trained and played for Arsene.’’
The Dutch striker will never be able to appease Arsenal fans after the way that he forced his exit from the Emirates, even if us fans also find ourselves frustrated with the lack of ambition shown in the transfer market, and lack of title challenge in recent terms.
He clearly still cherishes the time he spent in North London, and it is a huge statement to hail him as better than Sir Alex Ferguson, who dominated the top division for a number of years.
Does Wenger still deserve the tag bestowed upon him by RVP?