Posted on Sunday, 22nd July 2012 by The Goon
As we all know, last summers transfer sagas, which involved Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri both leaving the club, played a massive role in the Gunners’ horrible start last season, where they managed to pick up just seven points in their first six games.
But Wenger insists such an incident will not happen again as the club look highly likely to lose Van Persie to Manchester United, City or Juventus.
‘Robin was an exceptional leader last year, but we know how much we had to fight to come third because we missed out the start of the season. After seven games we had lost four and we have learned that for us it is vital for us to focus on the start of the season rather than on any transfers.’
‘If the transfers happen, they happen. As long as you are at the club you give your best for the club and that is the only pride you can have as a football player and as a manager.
‘As long as you are somewhere you give your best every day for that club. If it changes, it changes. I am convinced that Robin is like that, he is completely focused every day on his job. He loves football, he loves the game and as long as he is here he will do that.’
If we are set to lose Van Persie, which looks odds on favourite to happen after the Dutchman was left out of the squad which travelled to Asia, I just hope the potential move away happens before the Premier League season kicks off. We could do without this type of interference damaging our potential title credentials and hopes for the new season, and I think a lot of Gooners will agree with me on this.
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