Robin van Persie: Arsenal is in a player’s heart, it’s not easy to leave
Written by Renzo on February 15, 2010 4:30
Arsenal striker Robin van Persie revealed he turned down offers from four different teams to stay with the Gunners, even if they have been trophyless for the last four years.
And, speaking about his injury, the Dutchman added how frustrating it is when it’s not possible to help his team mates despite wanting badly to do so.
The 26-year old, who has been ruled out since November with an injury, is quoted as saying by the News of the World:
It’s not as easy to leave Arsenal as you maybe think. It is good that four teams were really interested in me but I had to turn them down.
Even if you want to leave, as a player, I don’t think it is easy because when you move to Arsenal you are led there by your heart.
Everything starts with your fitness and some players are lucky like that. I hate it but I can’t do anything about it because this is my situation. When you look at great players, they are always fit, always sharp.
When you play 50 games a season, you can score more goals and get more assists, so it follows that you are more important to the team.