After taking advice equaled in its idiocy only by Maverick Carter’s ‘The Decision’, it appears Robin van Persie’s departure from Arsenal may not be certain after all.
Last week van Persie released a statement on his personal website stating he wouldn’t seek out or sign another contract with the Gunners. Gooners cried, poorly written goodbyes were penned and some managed to create greatness while enduring the pain. Sky Sports says hold the phone:
Sources suggest the situation could yet be resolved with echoes of Wayne Rooney’s transfer request that preceded his signing of a bumper deal with Manchester United in 2010. Van Persie has already stated he loves Arsenal and that he will have further talks with Ivan Gazidis when the club’s chief executive returns from holiday.
Put simply the market for RvP right now doesn’t appear to be strong. PSG aren’t interested, Arsenal doesn’t have to accept the low ball offers from City and Juventus. Might as well hear what Gazidis and Wenger has to say before contemplating his next move. Tell us more:
This raises the intriguing possibility that Van Persie’s personal announcement that so displeased Arsenal was partly used as an act of brinkmanship ahead of further negotiations.
Sounds about right. If he comes back – 60/40 he does – the infamous website statement will be forgotten as soon the Dutchman scores. We saw it with Tevez at City and van Persie hasn’t acted that terribly. This saga better end soon.
Update: At around 2 pm EST Sky took down the article. We’ll keep you posted as things develop.