Could Robin van Persie be set for a move back to the Emirates?

Robin Van Persie

Robin Van Persie is allegedly seeking a move away from Turkish side Fenerbahce after being put up for sale by his current club Fenerbahce.

 

After just one season at the Fenerbahce, the 32-year-old is now believed to be unhappy and wishes to move.

West Ham and Crystal Palace have both been linked with the striker, however, following his previous success at Arsenal – The Emirates would hold a lot of good memories and the potential of returning back to former glory would be a huge incentive.

Van Persie’s representatives are believed to have offered him to a number of clubs but the Dutchman allegedly wants to return to London and according to betfc.co.uk they see Van Persie’s move to London as a likely outcome.

Speaking earlier this week, Fenerbahce president Azil Yildirim said: “Van Persie? We’re waiting for buyers, if he wants to be sold.”

In light of the news that the forward would be moving away from Turkey’s Super Lig, Arsenal fans have already made calls for Arsene Wenger to bring back one of their most prolific strikers.

The Gunners forward scored 132 goals in 277 appearances for the Gunners between 2004 and 2012 before moving to Manchester United in a controversial £22.5m move.

Despite the animosity this provoked, many fans have taken to Twitter to urge the club to re-sign the 32-year-old after the north London side missed out on signing Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy.

Van Persie joined the Turkish league runners-up for £4m last summer, making 45 appearances throughout the season during which he scored 20 goals.

Although Arsenal could do with bolstering their squad, the return of Van Persie should be filed under ‘unlikely’.

Among other transfer news Arsenal fans should be pleased with the signing of Takuma Asano from J-League side Sanfrecce Hiroshima, subject to the completion of a medical and regulatory processes.

Takuma Asano

The 21-year-old has won five caps for Japan since making his debut in August 2015 and is set to take part in the Rio Olympics next month.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger told the club’s official website:

“Takuma is a talented young striker and very much one for the future.

“He has had an impressive start to his career in Japan and we look forward to him developing over the next couple of years.”

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