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Bobby McMahon

Bobby McMahon

You can see me on Soccer Central most Mondays and Thursdays on Rogers Sportsnet in Canada. I write a regular column for and and frequently guest on various podcasts and radio shows.


Van Persie Gets Ready To Walk Away From Arsenal – But Where To And When?

Written by on July 8, 2012 | 3 Comments »
Posted in Arsenal

On Friday my colleague Zach Slaton wrote a well researched and thoughtful article titled, “Why Arsenal Should Give Robin van Persie The Divorce That He Wants.”

The article related to a statement issued by the Arsenal striker on his website. Van Persie announced that he would not be signing a new contract with Arsenal beyond his present deal that terminates in the summer of 2013.

The announcement came on the back of an extraordinary year by van Persie when he scored 30 goals for Arsenal in 38 games. Simply put, without van Persie having the season of his life…….

For more of this article please click on this link.

3 responses to “Van Persie Gets Ready To Walk Away From Arsenal – But Where To And When?”

  1. Spider Rico says:

    I think a vital difference many people miss when making any comparisons between Arsenal/Manyoo and RvP’s statements and Rooney’s is the fact that Manyoo has actually won silverware in the past decade and Fergie’s system has proved to be extremely competitive.

  2. Fergie’s system was also for years based on having and spending the largest transfer budget.

  3. Spider Rico says:

    AG – It was a rhetorical question as everyone knows how “The Chizzler” operates!

    Rumors of Chamakh to Fiorentina so perhaps some wheelin’ N dealin’ to be done for Jovetic.

    If any Arsenal fans really believes the likes of Wilshire, Ox or Poldi posses the technical ability and experienced leadership to take them anywhere other than perhaps a Carling or FA Cup final… they are in for yet another reality check come May.

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