Arsenal fans would welcome back Robin van Persie

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The best decision for all involved at Manchester United?

Date: 11th March 2014 at 6:41pm
Written by Christy Malyan

Over the last few days, British tabloids have been flooded with reports that star striker Robin van Persie could be ousted from Manchester United at the end of the season - some even speculating a return to former club Arsenal, whom the Dutchman left on rather frosty terms for the Premier League champions in summer 2012. The latest instalments from the press claim the 30 year-old has an exit clause in his contract if United finish outside of the top four. On the face of it, it seems absurd - the Netherlands forward has only been at Old Trafford for 18 months and in that time  affirmed himself as one of the first team's most influential players. He's racked up a lethal return of 44 goals in 68 Red Devils appearances, and last term recorded a 26-goal haul to fire United to their 13th Premiership title. Furthermore, of all the Carrington club's failings this season, Van Persie's strike-rate has not been one of them. Despite the torrid inaugural campaign David Moyes has endured in Manchester, the Dutchman is one of a few players that hasn't decisively let him down, claiming 14 goals in 20 appearances, including eleven in the Premier League. But rumours of a potential departure first circulated at the turn of 2014, and  evidence to support that theory has been mounting ever since. First came the £37million arrival of Juan Mata, and the inevitable question of how to fit the Spaniard, the Dutchman and Wayne Rooney into the same starting line-up. Then, and perhaps most tellingly, Van Persie was ... Read More

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