Wednesday, 4 July 2012
RVP statement confirms the ongoing death of football
So Robin Van Persie has 'kindly' released an 'update for the fans'. The great irony is that he pretends to care for the loyal Arsenal fans who have supported him through the good and the bad times, and in RVP's Arsenal career there have been many more bad times given the massive amount of time he has spent out injured on the sidelines.
If Robin genuinely cared for the club and fans then he would not be releasing this kind of statement on his personal website, in doing what he has done he is showing a significant lack of respect to the club and fans. Robin also makes a number of claims that I find to be highly dubious, including claiming that money has not been discussed and that this has zero to do with his decision.
If we believe Robin then the club is not showing the ambition he desires, however even if this is the case should he really be coming out and issuing such a statement when is under contract? I think not. I also think that by doing so he is shafting the club in terms of getting a decent fee. Given how Robin has only played about half our games in the last eight years it is all a bit rich in my eyes.
The bottom line is that Arsenal football club is way bigger than any player and we will move on if RVP leaves this summer. If I were in control I would refuse to listen to anything other than a >20million offer and if this were not made then I would stick RVP in the Reserves for the year. I have had enough of the modern game of football, the game is dying for me and it has very little soul left.
Thanks for the memories Robin, it is just a great shame that you have tarnished your reputation with us, the fans, by releasing such a statement in such a manner. One day you will realise there is more to life than what you currently seek and that the hero status you could have had here is something you will never achieve elsewhere. Adios.