Robin Van Persie is a special player.
The Dutchman is the type of player that typifies what Arsenal are all about, and amidst rumours that we may have a few bids coming in for him, my one and only message to Arsene is to sign him up and sign him up quick. RVP has been growing as a player and is ready to become of the world’s best.
In typical Arsene Wenger and Arsenal style, RVP was signed young and has been developed by Arsene to become the player he is now. As the boss says, strikers are at their peak between 27-30, so we’d be foolish to see the highly rated striker now – having put in all the hard work of grooming and developing him.
This season, RVP finished at our top striker – having scored 20 goals in 42 appearances in all competitions as well as having 15 assists – that’s a considerable involvement – despite injuries again this season. Next season I’d expect RVP to move on a gear and make a bigger impact. He’s not scored a free kick this season, so I think we’re due 10 next season!
News, mainly in the untrustworthy tabloids, is that Inter Milan are looking at the player and may try and tempt us with a bid of £15m – depending on what you read, figures go up to £25m. The Mirror and Telegraph say this:
In his bid to lead the Serie A champions to European glory next season, the former Chelsea manager wants to inject new blood into his squad and regards the 25-year-old as a crucial recruit. Van Persie, who is currently on international duty with Holland, has two years remaining on his contract with Arsenal, but talks of an extension have continued to stall.
Although, this is speculation, but we do know that Mourinho and Moratti (Inter Chief) are admirers of the striker.
One other thing to consider is the impact of such a big player leaving the squad and if it did happen, how the squad would react.
Personally, I can’t see Van Persie leaving – I just hope Arsene isn’t tempted by a potential £25m bid!
Time for a Youtube?