Having endured month after month of speculation, Robin Van Persie has finally revealed the decision regarding his future, and it does not involve the Emirates with Arsenal.
The Dutch international has long been linked with a move away from North London, but he insisted that he would not make a final decision on his future until after the European Championships.
With the major tournament in Poland and Ukraine coming and going, Van Persie finally decided to reveal his plans for the future, and his time with the Gunners has come to an end.
The 28-year-old added that Arsenal have not been able to match his ambitions, and the lack of silverware in the last seven years really has been a telling factor for the world-class striker.
He told the club’s official website: “I’ve thought long and hard about it, but I have decided not to extend my contract.
“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.”
Van Persie enjoyed a stunning season at the Emirates last term, as he showed what he can do when he is injury-free and full of confidence.
However, injuries have plagued much of his time in north London, and Gunners supporters are unlikely to settle for one decent performance in the seven he has been under the tenure of manager, Arsene Wenger.
Pastures new await Van Persie, and it looks like Real Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus, and Manchester City will be battling it out for the player’s services in the coming weeks. The odds on www.betvictor.com indicate that RVP could be wearing Manchester blue, next season.
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