It’s time for us to take yet another trip down memory lane, and it’s certainly a positive journey this time around. On this day in 2010, the Gunners tore through Fulham on their way to confirming that St Totteringham’s Day would be going ahead as they secured 3rd spot in the Premier League above their bitter rivals. It was a long and difficult season, but in the end, they managed to get the job done.
Fenerbahce striker Robin van Persie is reportedly keen to leave the Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium this summer with the likes of Stoke City and Middlesbrough the frontrunners for his signature. Van Persie is 33/1 to join Arsenal ahead of the new season, but it appears the Gunners aren’t looking to renew acquaintances with their former star.
The Dutch international spent eight years at Arsenal between 2004-2012, scoring 132 goals in 277 games. However, his time with the Gunners was rife with injury and saw the 32-year-old playing in just 63% of Arsenal’s Premier League games. Despite his fitness woes, manager Arsene Wenger stuck by the striker and turned him into one of Europe’s finest centre-forward.
According to various sources, Fenerbahce striker Robin van Persie could be returning to the Premier League this summer, with the 32-year-old reportedly having been offered to two London clubs recently. Van Persie scored 20 goals in all competitions last season for the Turkish club, but he was rumoured to be having his contract terminated during a bittersweet debut campaign.
The Dutch international is on a big salary, but he’s unlikely to cost much in the way of a transfer fee given his age. Crystal Palace and West Ham United are keen to recruit his services, but former side Arsenal are said to be considering tabling an offer too. Van Persie scored 132 goals in 277 games for Arsenal between 2004-2012, eventually leaving to join Manchester United.
According for Spanish news outlet Don Balon, Manchester united are attempting to pull-off a shock move for Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez. United boss Louis van Gaal is reported to have made contact with the Chilean and told him that he would be a key player for the Red Devils.
Paris Saint Germain has also been linked with the forward, who is currently favourite to win PFA Player of the Year at odds of 7/2. Sanchez has struggled to have an impact in the last few games, but he still has seven goals in his last ten games.
Robin van Persie looks far from happy at new club Fenerbahce this season, with the experienced striker being used sparingly in games, while reports allege of a bust-up between the Dutchman and manager Vitor Pereira. The 32-year-old ended an 11-year stay in England to join up with the Turkish Super Lig title-chasers, but has made more appearances off the bench than he has starts in the division.
According to the Daily Express, Juventus have rejected a bid of around £8.5million from Sevilla for Spanish striker Fernando Llorente. The Express also claimed that both Arsenal and Premier League rivals Manchester United are interested in signing the giant striker.
It seems that the Bianconeri are not budging from their £10.5million valuation of the striker who they signed from Athletic Bilbao on a free transfer in 2013.
He struggled for first team football last season. His chances of first team football this season have also been decreased by Juve signing Paulo Dybala and Mario Mandzukic. It now seems he is set to leave to leave Turin.
Manchester United striker Robin van Persie will join Turkish Super Lig side Fenerbahce this summer, with manager Louis van Gaal deeming him surplus to requirements after a disappointing last season. There was surprisingly little interest from sides in the Premier League for the Dutchman, and no links at all to his former side Arsenal, but would he have been welcome back at the Emirates?
According to the Metro, reported Arsenal target Pedro is now being chased by the Gunners Premier League rivals Manchester United, who are reportedly set to bid £20million for the forward.
The 27-year-old had been linked with a move to Arsenal in the past few weeks, despite having just recently signed a new contract with European champions Barcelona. The Gunners are believed to be looking for extra firepower for next season and could be interested in signing the Spaniard.
Arsenal could seal an automatic place in the Champions League for next season with a win, or a draw at Manchester United on Sunday afternoon.
The home side heads into the clash in fourth-place in the Premier League, just two points behind the Gunners with just two games remaining this season, although the side from north London do have a game in-hand.
Louis van Gaal’s men had suffered three consecutive defeats prior to last weekend’s 2-1 victory at Crystal Palace. The Red Devils also suffered a surprise 1-0 defeat against West Brom last time out at home.
The two most successful clubs in the history of the FA Cup go head-to-head at Old Trafford on Monday night, as Manchester United hosts Arsenal at the quarter-final stage of the historic cup competition.
Manchester United heads into this game having suffered just two defeats in their last 22 games in all competitions. The Red Devils have not been particularly impressive this season though, but in true United fashion have ground out results.
They have a good recent record against the Gunners at Old Trafford, having won their last six home games against the side from north London. The Red Devils have been winning at both half and full-time in their last five games against Arsene Wenger’s side on home soil.