Robin van Persie claims Arsenal never offered him new deal before joining Manchester United


By Jake Bacon

17th August 2019,
5:30 pm

Robin van Persie has claimed Arsenal never offered him a new contract before deciding to join Manchester United.

The Dutchman controversially completed a £24million move to the Gunners’ title rivals in 2012.

Robin van Persie was a huge hit in his first season at Old Trafford


Robin van Persie was a huge hit in his first season at Old Trafford

Van Persie went on to score 26 goals as Manchester United clinched a record 13th Premier League title in Sir Alex Ferguson’s final season in charge.

The striker, whose move to Old Trafford did not go down well with Arsenal fans, reckons Gunners chiefs grew ‘tired’ of him.

He told BT Sport: “You can compare [me being at Arsenal] to being married. Me and my wife – Arsenal – were married for eight years.

“After eight years, my wife, possibly got a bit tired of me. Those are the facts.

“If Arsenal are not offering you a new deal, you can have different views on things but the fact is Arsenal never offered me a new deal.

Arsene Wenger allowed Robin van Persie to join Manchester United


Arsene Wenger allowed Robin van Persie to join Manchester United

“Then you have a look around. I was ambitious. I still wanted to win the league. That is life.

“I ended up having three options. One option abroad disappeared quickly. Then it was [Manchester] City or Manchester United. What people don’t know, during the transfer, loads of things are happening behind the scenes.


Stoke man Joe Allen with miss of the season contender after howler against Derby

championship review

Leeds go top, Charlton snatch dramatic draw, Millwall hold on


Premier League LIVE: Man City vs Tottenham among talkSPORT’s huge day of coverage


Man City vs Spurs commentary: Team news and updates for Premier League blockbuster


Liverpool beat Southampton, Pukki scores hat-trick against Newcastle, Villa lose


Norwich vs Newcastle commentary: Action from Carrow Road plus updates from 3pm ties


David Luiz hoping to emulate Chelsea success following Arsenal debut win

team news

Tottenham playmaker returns to starting XI for huge Man City clash on talkSPORT


Sancho to leave Dortmund next summer and spark Premier League transfer fight

nev was right

Why Romelu Lukaku is set to be snubbed for Inter Milan’s Serie A opener

“You have to take a lot on and make a choice based on what your targets are but also deal with the facts.

“One of the main facts was that Arsenal got tired of me. That was the starting point – they didn’t offer me a new deal. We had loads of chats with [Arsene] Wenger, with [Ivan] Gazidis. They gave me no decision to make.”

Like it? Share with your friends!



Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *