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‘Gazidis was right’, ‘look at us now’: Some Arsenal fans react to 36-year-old’s comments

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‘Gazidis was right’, ‘look at us now’: Some Arsenal fans react to 36-year-old’s comments

A number of Arsenal fans have reacted to Robin van Persie’s comments on Ivan Gazidis when talking about his controversial departure from the Emirates Stadium in 2012.

Speaking on Jake Humphrey’s High Performance Podcast, the Dutchman lifted the lid on his move from Arsenal to Manchester United.

With just one year left on his contract at the Emirates, Van Persie announced that he would not be penning fresh terms and subsequently moved to Old Trafford in a cut-price £24million deal.

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The 36-year-old claimed back in August last year that Arsenal never offered him a new contract, as was reported by BT Sport.

He has now claimed that the reason he left was because Gazidis, Arsenal’s former CEO, didn’t agree to his seven-point plan.

“After many conversations, it became clear that we had different ideas about the club,” Van Persie told the High Performance Podcast.

“I had seven points where I thought Arsenal could improve and, in my opinion, those seven points, they should start dealing with those straightaway to compete with the best teams.

“Yeah [I remember what they were] but it doesn’t really matter what points they were. What matters is Ivan decided that he didn’t agree on one single point of those seven points, which is fair enough.

“So taking that information on board, Arsenal doesn’t offer me a deal. They didn’t agree with my views, my views were only to help.”


Van Persie’s comments yielded a mixed reaction from the Gunners fanbase, as can be seen in the social media comments below:

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