BAD NEWS: “I Have Decided Not To Extend My Contract” Arsenal Player Demands Transfer Amid Lack Of Ambition

With the recent reports we have heard about Arsenal financial standing, there’s no excuse tenable for the frugality and transfer market indolence we have seen from Arsene Wenger and the club’s management.

Wenger is in the claim that there is a shortage of quality players in the transfer market, apparently, some of our players even play below standard despite the quality of training facility and the trainers we have. Other teams are buying quality, how comes we are unable to see the quality that will fit into our team.

In 2012, some much exasperation was steered in the air when Robin Van Persie departed Arsenal for Manchester United. The Dutch striker was dubbed as an ingrate as Arsenal stood by him with all the injuries he picked up.

However, an ardent follower of Arsenal, admits that a lot of Arsenal fans are rightly unhappy but for the same reason Van Persie left the club in 2012.


Before leaving Arsenal, Van Persie pointed that the club lacks ambition and the current recklessness we have seen from Wenger justifies the position of RVP.

This is an update for the fans about my current situation. I have kept quiet all this time out of respect and loyalty for the club and as agreed with Mr. Gazidis and Mr. Wenger, but since there is so much speculation in the media, I think it is fair for you guys to know what’s really going on at the moment.

“As announced earlier this year I had a meeting with the Boss and Mr. Gazidis after the season. This was a meeting about the club’s future strategy and their policy. Financial terms or a contract have not been discussed, since that is not my priority at all.

“I personally have had a great season but my goal has been to win trophies with the team and to bring the club back to its glory days.

“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.

“I’ve thought long and hard about it, but I have decided not to extend my contract. You guys, the fans, have of course the right to disagree with my view and decision and I will always respect your opinions.

“I love the club and the fans, no matter what happens. I have grown up and became a man during my time with Arsenal FC. Everybody at the club and the fans have always supported me over the years and I have always given my all (and more) on and off the pitch.

“I am very proud of being part of this fantastic club for the last 8 years. As soon as Mr. Gazidis is back from his 2-week holiday in America further meetings will follow and I will update you if and when there are more developments.”


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