Arsenal boss may regret Serie A baiting reaction to RVP rumours

So if Italian clubs are rubbish and Spain’s aren’t keen that leaves…


The Spoiler is often reluctant to direct its daggers at Arsene Wenger when he errs as there is so much to admire about him, but if he wants to go poking his tongue out at our favourite league then a line has clearly been crossed.

Admittedly, if one of his key Serie A criticisms relates to trading off past glories then that is one of his areas of expertise. Oh no. We didn’t.

Asked by the Italian press about the prospect of Robin van Persie leaving the Gunners for Juventus this summer, he sneerily responded:

“There is no reason why a top player, a big champion would want a move to Serie A in terms of the prestige of the league, the level of play or financial considerations. If he moves there I will buy you a caramello.”

Top marks for the quip at the end monsieur, but doesn’t that make it all the more embarrassing that your side were thrashed 4-0 in the Champions League by an AC Milan team devoid of these apparent “top players” and “big champions”?

And if van Persie does decide that it is time to go, but comes round to Wenger’s thinking about Italy and doesn’t attract any interest from Barcelona or Real Madrid, then isn’t the Frenchman just encouraging him to fill the now annual vacancy of Arsenal star deserting for Manchester City.

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3 responses so far
  • Aaron // June 21, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    4-0 to AC when Arsenal had a injured team, once Arsenal had those key players back they scored 3 goals in one half against Milan.
    Not so thrashed me thinks.

  • Ben // June 21, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    Don’t forget arsenal did beat ac Milan 3-0 last year just a week after.. And everyone knows that last years arsenal were a broken team scraped together since losing, fabregas, nasri, and numerous injuries to players such as Saga n Wilshire. ‘Series a’ is known to be a lesser competition then the Barclays premier league thats why the premier league is the most watched football league in the world. That was what he meant by that comment. Though you have taken it out of context mate.

  • Rob // June 22, 2012 at 12:31 am

    Your argument loses credibility when you fail to mention the state of the pitch for a “top” club for a CL game and the 3-0 thrashing doled out by the Gunners in the return leg which was nearly tied up on aggregate by the subject in question.

    However, I think Wenger’s words were more directed at the state of instability in Serie A than anything else.

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