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Robin Van Persie’s Statement On Arsenal Exit Reads Like A Prophecy Four Years Later

With Arsenal fans in meltdown mode due to the club’s ongoing failures in the transfer market, one eagle-eyed Gooner has taken to Reddit to point out what now reads like an eerie prophecy from former Arsenal star Robin van Persie. 

The Dutch striker left Arsenal in 2012 making the extremely controversial switch from the Emirates to Old Trafford. At the time, Gooners lambasted Van Persie, labeling him as a traitor and a mercenary.

However, one Arsenal supporter has today pointed out that the argument the vast majority of the club’s fans now make against Wenger and the board, is exactly the same as the point Van Persie made in choosing to leave the club four years ago.

Check out the interesting point made on Reddit along with RvP’s statement from 2012 below;

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“This is an update for the fans about my current situation. I have kept quiet all this time out of respect and loyalty for the club and as agreed with Mr. Gazidis and Mr. Wenger, but since there is so much speculation in the media, I think it is fair for you guys to know what’s really going on at the moment.

“As announced earlier this year I had a meeting with the Boss and Mr. Gazidis after the season. This was a meeting about the club’s future strategy and their policy. Financial terms or a contract have not been discussed, since that is not my priority at all.

“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 it, but I have 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 opinions.

“I love the club and the fans, no matter what happens. I have grown up and became a man during my time with Arsenal FC. Everybody at the club and the fans have always supported me over the years and I have always given my all (and more) on and off the pitch.

“I am very proud of being part of this fantastic club for the last 8 years. As soon as Mr. Gazidis is back from his 2-week holiday in America further meetings will follow and I will update you if and when there are more developments.”

You can check out the full Reddit discussion on the subject here.

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Author: The PA Team

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