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Transfer balls: Van Persie and the Arsenal return

by | 5th, July 2016

Transfer Balls spots the Daily Telegraph’s story that former Arsenal captain is set for a “shock” return to the London club. The paper of record repeats the scoop in the story’s first line: “Robin van Persie could make a shock return to Arsenal”.  The Dutchman, who left Arsenal for Manchester United just as soon as he could walk on his oft-injured legs, is leaving Fenerbahce. The paper adds:

The Mirror are reporting that his preferred move would be to the Premier League.

No link to the Mirror in the Tele. But we go looking. And, indeed, the trusty Mirror says:

Arsenal transfer news and rumours: Robin van Persie to return to Gunners in shock bargain swoop… Robin van Persie could return to Arsenal after Fenerbahce admitted the striker is on the move, report the Independent.

Over to the trusty Indy, then, wherein we read:

West Ham and Crystal Palace have both been linked with the striker after missing out on Marseille’s Michy Batshuayi, according to the Sun.

What about Arsenal?

…Arsenal fans have already made calls for Arsene Wenger to bring back one of their most prolific strikers.

Which fans are making the calls, presumably not the ones who regale Van Persie’s ears with boos and a nasty song about rape? Do any of these fans have influence over RVP or the Arsenal transfer policy?

We’e looked. We found this on Pain In The Arsenal blog: “Arsenal: Robin Van Persie Could Be Perfect Stop Gap”. And as many as three tweets, one of which is from an egg:


And, er, thats it.

Posted: 5th, July 2016 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports Comment | TrackBack | Permalink