Today’s newspaper reports have shown that former Arsenal captain Robin Van Persie has been linked with a possible move back to ht Emirates Stadium this summer.
Van Pesie could be set for a come back to the north London after his shock move to Manchester United in 2012, according to the Mirror.
The 32-year-old ace’s current club, Fenerbahce, is ready to let him go this summer. Club president Azil Yildririm has been quoted saying:
“Van Persie? We’re waiting for buyers, if he wants to be sold.”
Van Persie was openly critical of team manager Vitor Pereira, a few months back when he said he won’t be able to help Fenerbahce if the manager keeps on substituting him, according to the Independent.
The same report goes on to say that Van Persie wants to leave the Turkish with England being a possible destination, and the 32-year-old ace wants to come back to the Emirates Stadium, the place where he was developed into one of the most prolific strikers in Europe.
The newspaper claims that West ham and Crystal Palace are also keen on signing the Dutch international but his availability on the market makes his return to the Emirates Stadium more likely.
The Dutch international netted 132 goals in 277 games at the Emirates Stadium within the time range of 2004 to 2012 before he deciding to join arch rivals Manchester United for£22.5m.
Arsenal fans have come out onto twitter to share their views on Van Persie coming back to the north London:
Robin van Persie is not coming back to Arsenal. Never ever
— Hernandez (@Femi_hernandez) July 4, 2016
Robin van Persie back to Arsenal not sure I like that at all #judas
— dannyp8 (@dannyprice88) July 4, 2016
Van persie wanna come back to Arsenal 😂😂😂😂 what a prick
— KingKaikai7 (@JustKai7) July 4, 2016
Just read that van persie might be coming back to Arsenal don’t judge me but I’d take him back any day 👌
— ryan mutton (@Ryanmutton91) July 4, 2016
Van Persie has been offered back to Arsenal and we’ve turned him down… Would should we do?
— N12 Gooner (@N12gooner) July 3, 2016
Van Persie contacted Arsenal and Man Utd to see would they take him back. Would you take him back to Arsenal?
— Martin (@martinbrophy7) July 2, 2016
Since Van Persie joined the Turkish club for £4m last summer, he has notched up 45 league appearance and netted 20 goals in all competitions for Fenerbahce.
However, I personally think he should not come back to the team, for a player who said he would not play for another Premier League and yet joined Manchester United. These Twitter reactions only suggest that he has fans are divided on this matter.