Following a season of frustration at Manchester United reports in the Italian media suggest Robin van Persie is angling for a sensational switch back to the Emirates.
Sources at Sky Italia claim that RVP’s agent held talks with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger last month after his client had become disillusioned with life at Old Trafford under David Moyes.
At 30-years-old this would likely be the striker’s last big move of a glittering career, but one which would have seemed unthinkable barely a year ago when the Dutchman fired United to the title in his debut season.
The shock news surfaces ahead of yet another pivotal period for his current club, who are pitted against Olympiacos in the Champions League, the competition they are in real danger of being omitted from next season.
United are still the favourites to win when they travel to Athens at 21/20, though they lie 11 points behind fourth-placed Liverpool before their next Premier League fixture a t Crystal Palace.
With United manager Moyes planning an overhaul in the summer, it’s not beyond the realms of possibility that he would consider letting RVP leave.
However, whether or not Wenger would be prepared to welcome him back remains to be seen, though Arsenal’s dearth of striking options is something which seriously needs addressing.
There aren’t many strikers in the land who are better at grabbing goals in the Premier League either, than the man who claimed three successive golden boots, two of which arrived in an Arsenal shirt.
Meanwhile, with a reported war chest in the region of £120m thought to be available this summer the Gunners look sure to go back in for Fiorentina’s star winger Juan Cuadrado, whom they tried to sign in January.
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