Search

Ex-Gunner: RVP should leave if it makes him happy

11:56 08 August 2012

Mathieu Flamini (right) and Robin van Persie were Arsenal teammates between 2004 and 2008. Picture: Rebecca Naden/PA

Mathieu Flamini (right) and Robin van Persie were Arsenal teammates between 2004 and 2008. Picture: Rebecca Naden/PA

PA Archive/Press Association Images

Transfer news: Robin van Persie is widely expected to leave Arsenal this summer

Former Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini has told Manchester United and Manchester City target Robin van Persie to do what makes him happy with regards to his future.

The unsettled Gunners skipper announced he would not renew his contract at the Emirates last month but Arsenal are playing hardball over losing the Dutch hitman.

Flamini, 28, left the Gunners for AC Milan in 2008 under similar circumstances, having wound down the final year of his contract.

And the Frenchman says he will support his former teammate Van Persie whatever his decision.

“He has a very complicated situation because he has to make a very important decision,” Flamini told Goal.com.

“He’s a good friend of mine and I’m sure whatever he decides will be best for him and his family. I will support him in whatever he decides.

“Listen, it’s important for him to be happy. Whatever choice he makes will be the best decision for him,” added Flamini.

29-year-old Van Persie, who fired 37 goals in all competitions for the Gunners last season, is also wanted by Italian giants Juventus.

Related articles

0 comments

Latest Islington Sports News

Fri, 07:45
Dominic Ogbechie was given the Outstanding Individual Boy award at last weeks Camden Sport and Physical Activity Celebration night. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Already standing 6ft 1in tall at the tender age of 14, Highgate Harriers’ Dominic Ogbechie clearly has a knack for defying gravity – and the sky is the limit for the prodigious teenager.

Thu, 21:18
Eoin Morgan batting for Middlesex

Middlesex overcame Surrey in front of a record crowd at Lord’s to strengthen their hopes of reaching the NatWest T20 Blast quarter-finals.

Thu, 13:00
North Middlesex captain Tom Nicoll. Pic: Paolo Minoli

North Middlesex captain Tom Nicoll has entered his name into the Middlesex County League’s record books after scoring a century and taking eight wickets in a stunning individual display.

Thu, 11:40
Emmanuel Nmecha, 17 (left) riding a two seater bike with support worker Harold Bennett during a disability cycle session run by Pedal Power at Emirates Stadium

Many might think that when you’ve seen one bicycle, you’ve seen them all – but a Thursday morning visit to Emirates Stadium would certainly change your mind.

Thu, 07:10
Middlesex batsman Nick Gubbins

At this stage of the season, you want to make sure you’re still involved in all three competitions, and that’s certainly the case at Middlesex.

Wed, 17:22
Isledon Wolves' Nicky Marshall on the attack in their friendly against Oxford United's academy side at Market Road

Isledon Wolves coach John Powles is hoping the Under-16s’ packed pre-season schedule could bring their star players to the attention of Football League scouts.

Wed, 12:08
Middlesex's Ryan Higgins

Ryan Higgins says a new mindset in the Middlesex dressing room this season has propelled them into the hunt for a NatWest T20 Blast quarter-final spot.

Wed, 11:52
The victorious Mount Carmel Catholic College for Girls rounders team

Hosts Mount Carmel Catholic College for Girls triumphed in the annual Islington Key Stage 3 rounders tournament with a 100 per cent record.

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read sport

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Which book character do you share cleaning habits with?

Whether you have more in common with put-upon Cinderella, emotionally turbulent Jane Eyre, or easily distracted Mole, you’re sure to appreciate four sessions of free cleaning. Enter our quiz for your chance to win. All entrants can get £10 off their first clean when making a repeat booking.

£15k prize bundle

Imagine having the opportunity to win an incredible £15,000 bundle of some of the most amazing prizes available. Well, for one lucky contest entrant that dream could soon become a reality because we at MyOffers are offering an incredible free prize bundle that will make even the most hardened person wild with excitement.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Islington Gazette
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now