The Daily Star is reporting that Robin Van Persie visited the Arsenal dressing room following the Gunners 1-0 defeat at Old Trafford.
It is said that the former Arsenal striker, who grabbed the only goal of the match, told some of the Arsenal players, backroom staff and manager Arsene Wenger how impressed he had been by the Gunners’ recent run of form. The people who remained to see Van Persie apparently received him well.
One would have thought that Van Persie wanted nothing more to do with Arsenal judging from the way he celebrated after he scored against Arsenal on Sunday. His celebration was not one that you do against your former club which treated you so well and made you the world class player you are today.
As an Arsenal fan, I always wonder, should we hate Van Persie for joining Manchester United or do we blame Wenger for selling him to our major rival? Surely the best thing to do would have been to try sell Van Persie to another club outside of the Premier League. With Van Persie joining United, he ultimately guided them to the title. We may not have been in the title race last season, but this term we are in it and I hope Van Persie does not come back to haunt us by firing United to the title again.