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Where is the loyalty?

It was with a heavy heart that I learned of Robin van Persie’s move to Old Trafford. My disgust and disappointment would have been tempered if the destination was somewhere other than Manure U (save Chelski and the Spurs, of course), but this was still a dagger in my heart.

His refusal to sign a contract extension was the writing on the wall for certain, but it still came as a shock.

And I’d like to wish the guy well, I really would, but mine would be qualified good wishes. The Boss stood by RvP through those injury-plagued seasons on spite of scathing criticism by Gooners everywhere. It finally paid off in spades last season when, as a heathy top flight star, the striker showed his worth.

But how did RvP show his appreciation for the faith that Arsene put in him? By publicly declaring that he didn’t agree with the direction of the team and would consequently not be seeking a contract extension.

I guess I was naïve to expect more. Van Persie is just another greedy and rich athlete where loyalty to a team is fleeting and superficial.

I’ll take one Thierry Henry over 10 RvPs any day!


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