Robin van Persie is now a member of the BT Sport punditry team and as part of his new role, he spoke to presenter Jake Humphrey about why he chose to leave Arsenal and join Manchester United.

Van Persie said he left Arsenal as he was never offered a new contract by the club, as you’ll hear if you watch the clip below.

The replies to the clip from these Arsenal fans show that they aren’t buying what Van Persie is saying.

However, one fan said that hearing the interview has made change mind about the Dutchman, whilst others were quick to blame those who were in charge of the club at the time.

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The Van Persie interview was fascinating to watch and listen to, but it’s understandable that Arsenal fans don’t believe him.

In a statement made as he was leaving, the Dutchman explained that he had decided not to extend his deal. Technically, he may never have been officially offered a contract, but as The Mirror’s John Cross asks, why would he be offered a contract that he wasn’t going to sign?

As much as Van Persie would seemingly want things to change, we don’t think many Arsenal fans will be feeling any sympathy for him any time soon.

Do you believe what Robin Van Persie said in the interview?

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