Arsenal finally replaced Unai Emery in December by luring former player Mikel Arteta to the Emirates, as the Spaniard took his first foray into the world management – and now Robin van Persie has confirmed he has considered the Arsenal job.
Van Persie, 36, retired from professional football after a stint at boyhood club Feyenoord in the summer of 2019 and has since entered the world of punditry – working for BT Sport during their coverage of the Champions League and Europa League.
During his career, he won the Premier League title with Manchester United and the FA Cup with Arsenal, scoring 132 goals in 280 games for The Gunners. However, he allienated a lot of Arsenal fans by moving to Old Trafford.
Now, in a Q&A session on his personal Twitter account, van Persie responded to an Arsenal supporter when asked if he would ever consider the manager’s role at The Emirates – and he responded by stating he had considered it in the past.
I have considered it, but not for the moment. I'm enjoying being a taxi driver for my kids and doing the dishes.. And I LOVE hoovering 🤣! https://t.co/L1ANDiqxGW
— Robin van Persie (@Persie_Official) February 3, 2020
It remains to be seen if van Persie will step foot into coaching, given the 2011-12 Premier League player of the season has had just half a season out of the world of professional football – albeit in punditry.
Arsenal, meanwhile, are going along fine under Arteta – who has seemingly reinstated the passion and aggression required to play for The Gunners, which was lacking under Unai Emery.