Arsene Wenger was questioned this week about the possibility of Robin van Persie re-joining Arsenal in the summer and while he didn’t rule anything out, he avoided being drawn into any speculation.
The 30-year-old joined United from Arsenal in 2012 and won the Premier League in his first season at the club, thanks in no small part to the 30 goals he scored.
Since he left Arsenal, Van Persie has scored in every game against them including the solitary goal at Old Trafford this season that saw him celebrate wildly but because of the situation at United this season, he has been linked with a move away.
“I don’t think it’s the best time to talk about that,” Wenger said when asked about Van Persie’s possible return.
The fact of the matter is Van Persie left Arsenal for United after being with them for eight years in order to improve his chances of winning silverware and there is no guarantee he will want to stay at United and be part of a side in transition again.
United fans love Van Persie for what he did last season and there’s no doubt he was in dreamland as well for finally getting his hands on the Premier League but he realistically only has a couple of years left at the top level pending injuries, which is why there is every possibility he could decide to leave this summer.
Since his return, Van Persie been clinical in front of goal for United and it is obvious how much we’ve missed his goalscoring instincts, something Wenger knows about all too well.
Wenger continued: “Van Persie is a great player. It’s down to how well we defend against him tomorrow.
“We’ve been very stable until now defensively, we have to consider how well we have done until now.”
No United fan will want to see Van Persie leave and he hasn’t shown any signs that he will so far but if United were to miss out on the Champions League, we might have to entertain the possibility that Van Persie could leave.