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Van Persie wanted Arsenal to sign Van der Vaart

Robin van Persie has revealed he urged Arsene Wenger to bring Rafael van der Vaart to Arsenal prior to his move to arch-rivals Tottenham.

Van der Vaart has been a revelation for Spurs since joining from Real Madrid on the final day of the transfer window and, ahead of the North London derby this weekend, Van Persie said he would prefer his Netherlands team-mate to be playing alongside him.

"He is a great footballer," he told NUsport. "I know the quality he has. I would rather have him at Arsenal. I indicated a couple of times that Rafael would be useful for Arsenal but that advice was not followed.

"I regret the fact he was not signed, but it is the right of the club - this is just my opinion.

"Now you can see the result. Spurs were a good team but now they are a top team."

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sokrates4391d ago

To late... I guess Arsenal is sorry when Van der vaart takes Arsenal down on his own tomorrow...!

RedDevils4391d ago

I lmao when he tell VDV to come to the PL but VDV end up signing for his team rival hahaa

karim4390d ago

No he said to Arsenal to sign the not to VDV

kulka4390d ago

I hope Arsenal do us favour and beat them

karim4391d ago

Arsenal always let the best player out of their hands if anyone know they could have signed didier drogba for 150000 $ ONLY ! and now he scored 13 goals in 11 games against arsenal

RedDevils4391d ago

That why Drogba give them the Respect they deserver with 13 goals into their net XD