Robin van Persie takes pop at Ivan Gazidis and reveals one regret over Arsenal exit

first_img Metro Sport ReporterMonday 20 Apr 2020 3:55 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link5.2kShares Advertisement FIFA and WHO team up to give you five ways to tackle spread of coronavirusTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 1:43FullscreenFIFA and WHO team up to give you five ways to tackle spread of coronavirus is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Speaking on The High Performance Podcast, Van Persie explained: ‘It was not only between me and Arsene Wenger, there was more happening with Ivan of course and the way he behaved and the way he handled the whole situation.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘If I look back at that whole situation, I have to look at myself as well, where I could have done better or could have done something differently. If I look back, that open letter I shouldn’t have done that.‘If I look back at that, in such a delicate, difficult situation of making a transfer after spending so much time at Arsenal, to make a decision to write an open letter to tell my truth in two pages was impossible.’He continued: ‘I think back then it went to the newspaper because there was not social media. So I did that, and that was because I was disappointed with Ivan and his behaviour. Van Persie immediately helped United win the title, scoring 26 league goals (Picture: Getty)‘For me it is not an issue anymore, that’s life. That’s life at the top clubs, businesses make decisions and players as well in this case do as well. I’m perfectly happy with how it ended up, I went to Manchester United, we won the league, so it’s perfectly fine for me.‘I’m not angry with Ivan. I’m grateful to have worked with Arsene for eight years, he played such a crucial part in my career. I can honestly say that without his influence I would not have been the player I ended up becoming. So I’m happy, I’m thankful, it’s just that there are certain facts that you can’t look away from.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Ivan and me didn’t really click, that can happen as well. But it’s a big man’s world and there is a moment where you have to move on.’MORE: Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo explains why he preferred Ruud van Nistelrooy over Robin van PersieMORE: Robin van Persie reveals Sir Alex Ferguson called Manchester United duo ‘a***holes’ after Manchester City defeatFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. The Dutch striker swapped north London for Old Trafford in 2012 (Picture: Getty)Robin van Persie has admitted that he regrets penning an open letter saying he would not sign a new deal at Arsenal shortly before making a move to Manchester United back in 2012.The Dutch striker only had one year to run on his contract with the Gunners when he announced he would not be signing an extension, paving the way for his £24million move to Old Trafford a month later.While Van Persie stands by his decision to leave the Emirates, even taking a pop at former Chief Executive Ivan Gazidis and his handling of the situation, he feels he could have dealt with things differently in hindsight. Van Persie says he and Gazidis, left, differed over how to take Arsenal forward (Picture: Getty)‘But I could not go into detail about what exactly back then, because it’s just impossible to tell the whole story behind it. And partly it was the fact that Arsenal did not offer me a new deal. So if I look back at that, I should have done that better.’Probed on how disappointed many Arsenal fans still are about the open letter, Van Persie responded: ‘And I get that. But I can promise you on my kids, if someone comes with proof that Arsenal offered me a deal, I will give you a million [pounds] now, today.‘It was Arsenal’s decision not to offer me a deal and that is up to them. After many conversations it became clear that we had different ideas about the club.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors‘I had seven points where I thought Arsenal could improve and in my opinion those seven points they should start dealing with them straight away to be able to compete with the best teams.‘It doesn’t really matter what points they are, what matters is that Ivan decided that he didn’t agree with one single point of those seven points – which is fair enough.‘So taking that information on board, Arsenal doesn’t offer me a deal, they didn’t agree with my views – which were only to help, honest views of how the club should move forward – that is a very clear message. 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The townhouse that kicked off Di Bella snapped up at first inspection

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first_imgMONTREAL (AP) — Nico Hischier scored at 1:56 of overtime after tying it midway through the third period in the New Jersey Devils’ 3-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday.Will Butcher also scored, and Mackenzie Blackwood stopped 37 shots for New Jersey.Jesperi Kotkaniemi and Phillip Danault scored for Montreal, playing its first game in 10 days. Antti Niemi made 24 saves, with Carey Price serving a one-game suspension for declining an invitation to the All-Star Game.Kotkaniemi opened the scoring at 5:22 of the first period. Butcher tied it with 44 second left in the period on a two-man advantage.Danault redirected Jeff Petry’s point shot past Blackwood to give the Canadiens a 2-1 lead with 3:27 left in the second.Hischier tied it at 11:26 of the third, getting his stick on a loose puck in the slot.NOTES: Paul Byron returned to Montreal’s lineup after serving a three-game suspension for a dangerous hit to the head. … Travis Zajac sat out for New Jersey because of an undisclosed injury.UP NEXT:Devils: Host Los Angeles on Tuesday nightCanadiens: Host Edmonton on SundayTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more