Arsenal Transfer News: Arsene Wenger's Outburst Hurts Chances to Re-Sign RVP
From Bill Parcells to Stan Van Gundy and Arsene Wenger, every coach gets tired of answering questions about their team's superstar player. Unfortunately for the Gunners, his comments may end up costing them the English Premier League's top scorer from last season.
We have talked about Van Persie. We have just played a game, there are four English people here and there have been four questions about him. I have talked about Van Persie and I’m not talking about that question anymore. Do you understand?
Sports fans have seen coaches like Stan Van Gundy meltdown over talks about Dwight Howard and Bill Parcells shut out reporters about players holding out, but those comments lead to tension and tension can lead to a divorce between player and club.
Van Persie already indicated back in early July that he doesn't want to re-sign with Arsenal after hearing EPL champions Manchester City were interested in his services. The Dutch footballer told The Daily Mail:
Out of my huge respect for Mr. Wenger, the players and the fans I don’t want to go into any details, but unfortunately in this meeting it has again become clear to me that we in many aspects disagree on the way Arsenal FC should move forward.
No matter how frustrating it must be for the Arsenal manager to continue to field the same questions from reporters, Wenger simply cannot give Van Persie anymore reason to leave.
This team has seen too many players leave Emirates Stadium in recent years; from Cesc Fabregas to Samir Nasri, the team has lost a considerable amount of talent in a short period of time. The Gunners must find a way to convince their star player to stay with them long-term if they wish to compete for the EPL crown anytime soon.
Unfortunately for Arsenal, the task of convincing RVP to stay just got a whole lot tougher now that its manager decided to air his frustrations about the player to the public. Only time will tell how much of an impact Wenger's words have on this issue, but these antics cannot continue if the team wishes to keep their star goal-scorer.
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