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He leave when he wants. This is what @PixieGooner tweeted just after RvP’s announcement was made public. Somehow this tweet seemed to me like a final couplet in the Van Persie Chapter for Arsenal. Although I would like to add another to this compilation. He Gets Injured When He Wants. Now lets analyze this drama in detail.
Robin Van Persie. Wenger found him at Fayenoord and decided to give this kid a break. This kid had a temperament issue. He was no less than Mario on that front. Wenger brought this kid under his tutelage, supported him through thick and thin. Wenger stood by him through 7 seasons of his affair with the medical staff at Arsenal. Wenger stood by him even when he was alleged for rape.
And after all that there was a tweet yesterday saying BREAKING: RVP has failed his medical at Man United. Doctors say its a back problem which was caused by carrying Arsenal for the past 4 years. Well he did carry Arsenal but only for one year and Arsenal carried him of 7 years. It does not look like a balanced equation for me. The rebuttal to that tweet was more emotional for Gooners than anything else. It is Wenger who has carried these ungrateful good-for-nothing (not human) beings on his shoulders and they stab him at first opportunity. The only blame that lies on Wenger is why did he trust these beings.
But I am happy that he has finally left. The whole saga got on my nerves and it was good fun to see Fergie having a tough time negotiating with Arsenal. The best thing is the money that we got for him. 24 million pounds for a player with 11 months on his contract and a chequered injury record. I will take that any day. The only regret is why Man United. Would have loved to see him at Juventus.
But let’s not waste time thinking about what other destination he could have gone and lets re-invest that money in the squad. Lets get some defensive minded player and let’s challenge for the title. This year can be ours if Wenger does spend that amount back into the team. Up the gunners.