By Emma Sanders
Former Arsenal captain, Robin Van Persie has snubbed his old club after calling Old Trafford his “home” ahead of his return with Fenerbahce.
The Ex-Arsenal star will face Manchester United when he plays for Fenerbahce in the Europa League tie this week and his latest comment will not be greeted with positivity from Gunners’ fans.
Van Persie spent eight years with Arsenal but left in August 2012 in search of silverware and won the Premier League with Manchester United in his first season.
The striker is considered one of Arsenal’s greatest ever forwards following a goal-drenched eight years at the club but regards Old Trafford his home after just three seasons with United.
“I am now playing for Fenerbahce and I want to do well for my team but of course, it will be special to play at home in a great stadium [Old Trafford] with great fans against a great team,” Van Persie told MUTV, as reported by the Daily Mail.
“In the last match I had a game against one of my first clubs [Feyenoord] and next it’s United. I am looking forward to it.
“It will be a special occasion and a special game for me.”
During his time at Manchester United, Van Persie won the Premier League and the Community Shield but was part of two rather fruitless management spells when David Moyes and Louis Van Gaal took charge.
His controversial decision to leave Arsenal in 2012 outcasted the striker from the Emirates fan base and his latest admission could be seen as further disrespect to the club he spent the majority of his career with.
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