Former Arsenal Player Robin Van Persie disclose plans to retire at the end of the season





Robin Van Persie has returned to Feyenoord, the club which he started his youth career before moving to Arsenal in 2004.


Van Persie won the FA Cup with Arsenal before exiting to join Manchester United. He then assisted  Sir Alex Ferguson team to the 2012-13 Premier League title.

Van Persie moved from Manchester United to Fenerbahce in Turkey in July 2015 before returning to his homeland in January and helping Feyenoord win the KNVB Cup.


In an interview with Dutch media outlet AD, Van Persie confirmed his plans to make the current campaign his last as a player.

Van Persie said:
“When do I have to stop? That is normally at the end of this season, I will be 36 years old, i have been a professional for 18 years and from the age of five, I have only been involved in football.”

Van Persie believed he had lost the fun while in Turkey, but hopes to enjoy his swansong back at De Kuip.

“I also do not see that my return to Feyenoord is only successful if we take the national title.

“When it is successful, That is actually it.

“If you look at the whole picture. I had lost the fun  at Fenerbahce. That is not how I wanted to end my career, without pleasure.

“That pleasure has returned at Feyenoord. I want to win as a football player.

“The cup win was nice, but not the measurement of being successful or not. I wanted to give something back, to share my experiences.

“I try to help my fellow players. I see it broader than just lifting a trophy or not. That is the goal, and that is what the club management also says.

“But whether or not we take another prize is not decisive for me in terms of whether my return is successful or not.”

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