So…Everything I said yesterday has been answered today with Robin Van Persie posting a statement confirming that He will not be renewing his contract with Arsenal. He says in his 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 this 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 this and I’ve decided not to extend my contract. You guys, the fans, have of course the right to disagree with my view and decision and I will always respect your opinion”
So the decision has finally been allowed to come to light. It’s not really as much of a shock as I thought it would be, obviously it’s a bit sad that our best player is leaving but we can’t really blame him for this. He does not agree with Arsenal philosophy anymore and not many of us fans do either. We have respect that if he doesn’t believe in us anymore then we can’t force him to stay. He has had a great year at Arsenal and he wants to win so he needs to go.
As for Arsenal I think the board have messed up big time, team ambition should be what a club should strive to and we just don’t seem to have as much as we use to. Will Wenger and co sell Van Persie for a premium or make him play it out and he will go on a free. If they are about the money then they will sell. I just really hope he chooses a club abroad and not Man City as that would be awful.
I’d like to thank Van Persie…What a phenomenal player he is. He has given us some great football to watch and has scored a fair few cracking goals over the years. Thanks for the time and I wish you all the best…(providing you don’t go City)