Tag: Robin van Persie

Robin van Persie played for Arsenal Football Club. The former Dutch forward joined Arsenal from Feyenoord in 2004 for £2.75m. Van Persie left Arsenal for Manchester United in 2012 for £24m. In total, he made 278 appearances and scored 132 goals, making him one of Arsenal’s all-time top goalscorers. The former Arsenal Captain wore the number 11 and number 10 shirts for Arsenal. He was born on August 6, 1983. Van Persie is currently a footballing pundit in the media.

Arsenal's English striker Bukayo Saka (L) vies with Olympiakos' Norwegian defender Omar Elabdellaoui (R) during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg football match between Olympiakos and Arsenal at the Karaiskakis Stadium in Piraeus, near Athens, on February 20, 2020.

Robin van Persie compares Bukayo Saka assist to this Arsenal legend's passes

Robin van Persie thinks he saw a hint of Dennis Bergkamp in the way Bukayo Saka set up Alexandre Lacazette's goal against Olympiacos.

2 Arsenal men feature in top 10 Premier League goalscorers of the decade

Two Arsenal forwards feature in top 10 Premier League goalscorers of last decade but it is Sergio Aguero who is the king.

Robin van Persie: I don’t think Arsenal have improved under Unai Emery

Robin van Persie says Arsenal are no better under Unai Emery than they were in the final years under Arsene Wenger.
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 24: Gabriel Martinelli of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the UEFA Europa League group F match between Arsenal FC and Vitoria Guimaraes at Emirates Stadium on October 24, 2019, in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

Robin van Persie and Kieran Tierney rave about Gabriel Martinelli

Robin van Persie and Kieran Tierney both sung Gabriel Martinelli's praises after the youngster scored his fifth Arsenal goal on Thursday night.
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 02: Dejected Robin van Persie, Per Mertesacker and Kieran Gibbs of Arsenal after defeat in the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal at White Hart Lane on October 2, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Robin van Persie gets annoyed at Per Mertesacker

Per Mertesacker has properly wound Robin van Persie up and that is quite ok with me.
Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast

Podcast: Beating Burnley, previewing Liverpool and lauding Dani Cesc-ballos

In this edition of the Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast, Matthew, Anita and Sylvain revel in beating Burnley, enjoy the new additions, and look forward...
LONDON - NOVEMBER 26: Robin van Persie of Arsenal celebrates scoring the third goal during the FA Barclays Premiership match between Arsenal and Blackburn Rovers at Highbury on November 26, 2005 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Feyenoord believe Robin van Persie will help them in future negotiations with Arsenal

Feyenoord director Sjaak Troost believes Robin van Persie and Dirk Kuyt will help them negotiate with Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United in future.

Robin van Persie re-writes his Arsenal history but Arsenal fans remember the truth

Robin van Persie, without a hint of shame, sat in the studios of BTSport and declared that the reason he left Arsenal was because the club never offered him a new contract but if he thinks Arsenal fans have forgotten what really happened, he's an even bigger idiot than I imagined.

Are Arsenal cursed?

With Laurent Koscielny refusing to travel with Arsenal to the USA on pre-season tour, it’s time to ask – Is the club and their captains cursed?

"All he would do was score goal after goal" Flop Arsenal striker laments partner's...

Marouane Chamakh recently announced his retirement from playing football at the age of 35 and has been speaking about his time at Arsenal when he was sidelined by Robin van Persie.
TURIN, ITALY - MARCH 12: Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus gestures during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg match between Juventus and Club de Atletico Madrid at Allianz Stadium on March 12, 2019 in Turin, . (Photo by Tullio M. Puglia/Getty Images)

We need to talk about Ronaldo…and others

By consistently weighting false accusations significantly more heavily than actual rapes, the media has given some men the erroneous belief that they are at as much risk of being falsely accused as women are of being raped, not that the two are even comparable even if they were comparable in their numbers.
LONDON - NOVEMBER 26: Robin van Persie of Arsenal celebrates scoring the third goal during the FA Barclays Premiership match between Arsenal and Blackburn Rovers at Highbury on November 26, 2005 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Rape accusations in football: These things need to be beyond tribalism

It's hard to talk about the accusations against Ronaldo without acknowledging the Arsenal-shaped elephant in the room - Robin van Persie.

Arsene Wenger on how Alexis Sanchez can overcome Manchester United struggles

Arsene Wenger believes that Alexis Sanchez is struggling with his confidence since his move to Manchester United in January.
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Arsene Wenger’s AC Milan denials mean little: 5 times he’s lied before

Arsene Wenger has called reports he is set to take over the AC Milan manager's job 'fake news' but the Frenchman has form when it comes to lying about rumours.
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 13: Dejected Rafael Van der Vaart of Tottenham Hotspur waves to fans after the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Fulham at White Hart Lane on May 13, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Former Tottenham star admits Arsenal passed on the chance to sign him

Rafael van der Vaart has admitted he spoke to Robin van Persie about the chance to join Arsenal from Real Madrid, but he never heard anything back from the club.
BARCELONA, SPAIN - MARCH 08: Robin van Persie of Arsenal reacts as referee Massimo Busacca shows his a red card during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg match between Barcelona and Arsenal on March 8, 2011 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Jasper Juinen/Getty Images)

Robin van Persie: Loved by no-one?

With the news that Robin van Persie will retire from football at the end of the season, I couldn’t help but think of an article I wrote about the Dutchman after he left Arsenal.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 20: Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal celebrates scoring his side's fourth goal with Mesut Ozil and team mates during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Crystal Palace at Emirates Stadium on January 20, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Where does Özil rank? Arsenal's top 5 Premier League assist-providersa

On Sunday, Mesut Özil reached 50 Premier League assists with his set-piece delivery for Shkodran Mustafi, but how does that rank among the club's best ever creative players?
Tottenham Hotspur's Dutch Rafael van der Vaart celebrates scoring his goal during an English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Blackburn Rovers at White Hart Lane in London, on April 29, 2012. (IAN KINGTON/AFP/GettyImages)

Ex-Tottenham fan favourite explains links with Arsenal

Rafael van der Vaart recently took part in a Q&A session with FourFourTwo and opened up about links with Arsenal when he was still at Real Madrid.

History tells us 1 clear thing ahead of Arsenal v AC Milan

Arsenal will face AC Milan in the last-16 of the Europa League, and history suggests it will be a close encounter.

6 of our favourite times Arsenal humiliated Tottenham

Ahead of the North London derby this Saturday, we've looked at some of Arsenal's humiliations of their local rivals.

Robin van Persie takes a shot as Alexis Sanchez

Robin van Persie believes that he left Arsenal on good terms in 2012 when he joined Manchester United, unlike Alexis Sanchez whom he hints may have "walked out with the door banging".

Confirmed: Robin van Persie to sign for former club next week

Netherlands' record goalscorer Robin van Persie will complete a deal to join Feyenoord from Turkish side Fenerbahce next week, the Rotterdam club announced Friday.

Where does Alexis’ Manchester United move rank on Arsenal fans’ pain-o-meter?

Arsene Wenger has managed to sum up perfectly why Alexis Sanchez's move to Manchester United doesn't rank nearly as high on the pain-o-meter as Robin van Persie's in 2012.

Arsenal's £52m signing to set embarrassing record

Alexandre Lacazette is currently on course to score fewer goals than any of Arsenal's top goalscorers since Robin van Persie in 2008/09 when he netted just 11.
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 05: Robin van Persie of Arsenal celebrates scoring their third goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Norwich City at the Emirates Stadium on May 5, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

5 times Arsene Wenger lied about transfers

Arsene Wenger hasn't always been truthful when talking about transfers. 

Can you name every Arsenal Premier League top goalscorer?

Arsenal have had a variety of top scorers since the Premier League's inception in 1992, can you remember them all? Which one has won the most awards?

Robin van Persie could be on the move

Former Arsenal striker Robin van Persie could make a return to his first club Feyenoord, according to latest reports from Turkey.

Former Arsenal midfielder explains why he still won't speak to Robin van Persie

Ex-Arsenal academy graduate Oguzhan Ozyakup still doesn't talk to Robin van Persie after the Dutchman mocked him during a cup tie last season.

Arsenal 25-year-old linked with Turkey move despite turning down summer approach

Jack Wilshere could join up with Robin van Persie at Fenerbahce in January, according to latest reports, despite the midfielder rejecting Turkish side Trabzonspor over the summer.

10 Arsenal stories you may have missed: Contract talks planned, Wenger’s transfer window gripe

The transfer window may have closed, but Arsenal still have a number of negotiations to make, with so many players’ contracts expiring in the next two seasons.

Former Arsenal and Manchester United 34-year-old denies career is over after serious injury

Former Arsenal and Manchester United striker Robin van Persie has denied claims that his career is over, after suffering a knee injury with Fenerbahce.
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 05: Robin van Persie of Arsenal celebrates scoring their third goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Norwich City at the Emirates Stadium on May 5, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

These 4 Arsenal players named among Premier League's most effective strikers

Robin van Persie, Ian Wright, Nicolas Anelka and Thierry Henry have been named among the Premier League strikers with the best goals-per-game ratio ever.

Which Arsenal legend won top goalscorer 7 years in a row?

Thierry Henry wasn't just Arsenal's all time top Premier League goalscorer, netting 175 goals, he was the Gunners top goalscorer for seven years in a row.

10 players that Arsenal stood by who showed no loyalty in return

With rumours once again circulating that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could be Liverpool-bound this summer, Arsenal have every right to feel aggrieved.
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 05: Robin van Persie of Arsenal celebrates scoring their third goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Norwich City at the Emirates Stadium on May 5, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

Top 5 biggest Arsenal traitors

With Alexis Sanchez potentially set to force a move away from Arsenal this summer or leave on a free next year, we look back at Arsenal's top five traitors.

5 players Arsenal should never have sold

With the news that Wojciech Szczesny has sealed a permanent move to Juventus, Arsenal fans have once again been forced to question the motives behind the sale.

5 Arsenal players that shouldn’t have been sold

With the news that Wojciech Szczesny has landed in Juventus ahead of his permanent move to the Serie A club, Arsenal fans have once again been forced to question the motives behind the sale.

Wenger vehemently denies Van Persie comparisons but hashes up press conference with misinformation

Arsène Wenger has told the media that the Alexis Sanchez situation is not like Robin van Persie's, and repeated that he intends to keep the former at the club.
Alexis Sanchez

How Alexis Sanchez could become as hated by Arsenal fans as Robin van Persie

Is Alexis Sanchez right to be viewed as the new Robin van Persie by Arsenal fans or should they cut him some slack?
Alexandre Lacazette

Can Lacazette become Arsene Wenger’s greatest ever striker?

Alexandre Lacazette seems to be on the verge of an Arsenal move, so today we're looking at his goalscoring record compared to previous Arsène Wenger strikers