Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger so confident of keeping Robin Van Persie that he bets a chocolate bar on it
Arsene Wenger is adamant that Robin Van Persie will stay at Arsenal – and he’s willing to stake a chocolate bar on it.
The Gunners boss dismissed reports linking RVP with a move to Juventus during an interview with an Italian newspaper. In fact, he told the journalist that he would purchase a Caramello bar – Cadbury’s overseas equivalent of the Dairy Milk Caramel – if the Dutchman moved to Serie A.
He told La Repubblica: “He will stay at Arsenal. There is no reason why a top player, a big champion would want a move to Serie A in terms of the prestige of the league, the level of play or financial considerations.
“If he moves there I will buy you a Caramello.”
No doubt Gooners would rather the word ‘Caramello’ was replaced with ‘Ferrari’ or ‘house’, but Wenger’s bullish response is likely to give some reassurance.