ROBIN VAN PERSIE has revealed he tried to get Arsenal to signal Juventus defensive rock Giorgio Chiellini.
Former captain Van Persie spent eight years with the Gunners earlier than leaving for Manchester United in 2012.
Robin van Persie (L) begged Arsene Wenger (R) to signal Giorgio ChielliniCredit score: Information Group Newspapers Ltd
The Dutch striker scored 132 objectives in 278 video games, however simply gained an FA Cup throughout his time in North London.
RVP, 37, has now stated he urged boss Arsene Wenger to usher in “killer” centre-back Chiellini.
The Italy skipper, 36, has gained the final NINE Serie A titles with Juve and amassed 105 Azzurri caps.
Throughout an look on the Effe Relativeren Podcast, Van Persie stated “At a given second I felt known as upon to say what Arsenal may do higher with a purpose to win the league.
“I felt we lacked a successful mentality, and requested Arsene Wenger to signal Giorgio Chiellini.
“I’ve performed towards him a number of instances, and he’s a real winner. You could possibly see that when he performed towards Holland a number of weeks in the past.
“He’s 36 12 months outdated, however he’ll dish out 9 elbows each sport with a smile on his face. He’ll preserve smiling and by no means get a yellow card.
“You want these varieties of winners and killers in your aspect. I felt we must always get him.
“I got here up with recommendations and names on the premise of my very own expertise. We have been excellent up entrance, and scored a number of objectives.
“However your goalkeeper and your defence are the premise of your staff.
“To my thoughts ours weren’t on the degree wanted to actually compete for the title.”
Van Persie additionally performed down recommendations he had rowed with Frenchman Wenger throughout his latter years on the Emirates.
He added: “Some individuals assume I argued with Wenger throughout my last part at Arsenal, however to today I’ve by no means had a row with the nice man.
“There have been by no means any slammed doorways, nothing like that. I used to be all the time respectful in direction of him.”
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