Posted on Sunday, 29th July 2012 by The Goon
‘Arsenal need to move on.
‘Robin Van Persie has got to go. You can’t keep him as club captain, you can’t keep him at all.
‘Move him on, get some money for him and then reinvest in the team.’
This is the view of former Gunner Stewart Robson on the summer transfer saga surrounding Robin van Persie.
Now to be fair, I believe Robson makes a good point. The club need to squash this issue sooner rather than later. We don’t want, nor do we need this to drag on and affect the start of our season.
Van Persie has made it clear that he will not be renewing his contract beyond next summer, so what is the point of keeping him at the club? Why not sell him for £20-25 million and reinvest it somewhere else in the team? Why play a risky game and potentially lose him on a free next summer? He simply can’t remain as captain of Arsenal, and it would be foolish of the club to keep a player who doesn’t want to stay. Get rid and move on!
Last season we encountered the same problem with Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri and because we were dillydallying about trying to keep them put when, let’s face it, we knew they were going, our squad were distracted and we did some last minute shopping, which ultimately hindered us in more ways than one.
We could do without the same thing occurring this summer, so I for one will echo Robson’s words – Arsenal need to move on and should get rid of RVP ASAP.
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