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Van Persie greeted with tepid response in Arsenal friendly


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By Andrew Tuft

Monday 13 August 2012

Robin van Persie was given a half-hearted welcome when he appeared for Arsenal in a friendly victory over FC Koln, the Daily Telegraph has reported.



Van Persie earlier this summer turned down a new contract with the Gunners - his current deal expires in less than a year - and sparked a transfer race between Juventus, Manchester City and Manchester United. It appears it is United who hold the upper hand, but as yet, no deal has been agreed and van Persie remains an Arsenal player.


The Netherlands striker came on as a substitute in the 4-0 victory, replacing new signing - and former Koln player - Lukas Podolski. When Thomas Vermaelen was substituted van Persie took over the captain’s armband and, despite the struggles of the summer, remains the official Arsenal skipper.


Vermaelen had earlier scored the opening goal of the game, meeting Per Mertesacker’s flick after Santi Cazorla’s corner. Podolski made it 2-0 from the penalty spot after Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was fouled and quickly added his second and Arsenal’s third shortly before half-time. A fourth goal arrived on the hour mark from Ivory Coast winger Gervinho.



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By PHIL on 13 August 2012 at 10:36


let see what happens. i believe now wether he leaves or not makes no difference as we are stronger


By Judith Le'Strange on 13 August 2012 at 09:38


I would like to think that van Persie would change his mind and decide to stay after yesterdays performance, but it seems his agent is set on acquiring a huge payout for himself in van Persie's transfer, so it depends on who has the final say in his transfer, but I think he is running out of options as to teams who actually want him. We know that Ferguson/Man U have said they want him to play alongside Rooney and pay him on a par with Rooney £220k per week, but do they actually need him or is it just so called "mind games" on Ferguson's part to keep him out of the hands of Man City?


 
 

 
  
 

 
 

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