It is no longer news that former Arsenal striker, and captain of the Dutch national team, Robin Van Persie, who left the Gunners in a most disturbing circumstances about three seasons ago, has now moved to Fenerbahce in a deal said to be worth £4.7million, according to the Metro. What most people didn’t know was the circumstance that left to the player’s departure from Old Trafford this window.
Van Persie, according to the Metro, was instructed to train with the reserve team by Louis van Gaal following the player’s insistence on being a part of the club’s first. Apparently, this didn’t go down well with the Dutch international, who felt betrayed and had to request for a transfer out of Old Trafford.
Van Persie did not only feel betrayed that he was told to train on his own by his countryman, he also felt humiliated for being instructed to do so in front of his teammate.
As an Arsenal fan, this did not only got me reeling with laughter, but gave me some satisfaction at seeing the “Judas” of our time being treated the same way he treated fans and management of a club that gave so much to him while he was at the Emirates. How could Van Persie be talking about being betrayed after stabbing the Gunners and Arsene Wenger at the back?
What goes around comes around; the Dutchman who was regarded and treated like a king during his time at the Emirates has now been made to have a taste of his own medicine.