Arsenal are a selling club! Twitter reacts to Van Persie bombshell
Robin van Persie announces that he will not be signing a new deal at Arsenal, prompting an avalanche of Tweets from fans
Arsenal striker Robin van Persie has announced that he will not be signing a new deal at The Emirates.
The 28-year-old, who has scored 132 goals in 279 appearances for Arsène Wenger’s side, revealed the news on his personal website on Thursday afternoon, sending Twitter into overdrive.
Here are some of our favourite Tweets in reaction to the news.
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Celebrity Arsenal fan Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) can’t believe the situation developing at The Emirates: “Podolski & Giroud are NOT adequate replacements for @Persie_Official – this is another catastrophe. We’re officially a selling club #Arsenal. I’m not accepting this, and nor should any #Arsenal fan – Wenger & Gazidis must tell us what they said to @Persie_Official , and say it NOW.”
But Sarah Davies (@SarahDavies86) has a more measured approach: “Not going to hate on Robin van Persie but I’m sad he is leaving, I can’t fault him.”
Aneesh Chandok (@AneeshChandok) warns Van Persie that he won’t receive the same adoration elsewhere: “Robin van Persie – you’ll never be idolised anywhere other than @Arsenal don’t be a fool. One outstanding season and you bigger than Wenger and #AFC?”
Ali Jamal Noory (@ali_jamz) is distraught: “Robin van Persie how could you? We stuck with you through all the injuries, and this is how we get treated in return? So unworthy. Judas.”
Murray Irvine (@IrvineMurray) adds: “Will miss seeing Robin van Persie in that famous red shirt, but no one is bigger than the club! #flyingdutchman”
Arsenal fan Paul Biddiss (@The_North_Bank) is disappointed with Van Persie’s decision: “Eight years at the club. One full season. Made captain. A manager who’s supported him throughout, even when his legs were hanging off. #loyalty”
Denai Moore (@_demore) believes Van Persie should be more patient: “Robin van Persie is an idiot for leaving.. He’s leaving at a time where he could be the difference between a trophy and nothing.”
Emmanuel benjamin (@Itis_Eman) reckons Van Persie could not replicate his Gunners’ form for another club: “Robin van Persie form would be the exact same as it was during this year Euros, he simply cannot perform the same way he does for Arsenal!”
And Aidan Radnedge (@aidanrad) agrees: “And some of us were thinking Robin van Persie *was* committed to staying at Arsenal after all, judging by those displays at Euro 2012.”
While Ryan Leggett (@ryanleggett_94) fears Arsenal may struggle now: “Robin van Persie is not extending his contract at Arsenal! So Arsenal have lost their one man out of their one man team!”
Spurs supporter Scott Delaney (@Scott_delaney15) questions Arsenal’s stature: “Just a feeder club now: “Cesc Fàbregas, Kolo Toure, Gael Clichy, Robin van Persie, Samir Nasri and Emmanuel Adebayor.#NorthLondonIsWhite”
But Jaii Tai (@JaiiTai) would like to see the Dutchman at Old Trafford: “Oh snap, is Robin van Persie leaving? Imagine him and Rooney up front, bloody hell #SignHimUpFergie #MUFC”
Michael Carter (@Mike_Carter001) can see Van Persie’s reasons for wanting to leave: “Don’t blame Van Perise for wanting to move though. He is a player that deserves trophies. Arsenal always consistent, but not prize winners.”
Joseph Buckley (@What_Joe_Said) is being a tad sarcastic: “Without Robin van Persie’s goals, Arsenal would have finished 16th in the Premier League. Really surprising that he won’t be staying.”
While Dave Bibby (@DaveBibby) makes light of the situation: “BREAKING NEWS: Robin van Persie will take time away from football and focus on healing his back injury after carrying Arsenal for 2 years.”
The parody account of Emmanuel Eboue (@TheRealEboue) is inconsolable: “@Persie_Official why why why?! Why have you left Wenger to suffer another loss again. You would never be the same if you leave. Stay please.”
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