CITY STAFF HAVE LIKENED ERLING HAALAND TO EX-ARSENAL STAR

Staff at Manchester City have reportedly likened the movement of Erling Haaland to former Arsenal captain Robin van Persie, with the Dutch striker renowned for his ability to use space to his advantage in the attack.

RVP: 2004 COMMUNITY SHIELD REVIEWED

Dutchman Robin Van Persie (RVP) was a second half substitute as his Arsenal side beat Manchester United to win the 2004 Community Shield. The 2004 Community Shield was contested between Arsenal and Manchester United after they won the Premier League title and the FA Cup title respectively.

‘REFERRED TO HENRY & VAN PERSIE’: REPORTER MAKES CLAIM ABOUT ARSENAL & LEEDS TARGET

Marcel van der Kraan has compared Arsenal and Leeds United transfer target, Cody Gakpo, to Premier League legends, Thierry Henry and Robin van Persie. The Dutch journalist added that Gakpo is a ‘very tall player with speed’ and someone who PSV Eindhoven would be ‘very sad’ to lose this summer, as he told Sky Sports News. A number of Premier League clubs are keen to add the versatile attacker to their ranks this summer, including, Arsenal, Leeds and newly-promoted Nottingham Forest.

GAKPO IDENTIFIED AS POTENTIAL UNITED TARGET

PSV Eindhoven attacker Cody Gakpo has been identified as a potential transfer target for Premier League side Manchester United. The Dutchman has been likened to compatriot Robin Van Persie and Frenchman Thierry Henry due to his playing time. Thierry Henry and Robin Van Persie were teammates at Arsenal.

NEWCASTLE WANT TO SIGN £45M STAR ONCE COMPARED TO ROBIN VAN PERSIE

According to reliable journalist Christian Falk, Newcastle United are interested in Chelsea forward Timo Werner. All eyes are on Newcastle as Eddie Howe has his first opportunity to use the significant investment from the club’s new owners in a summer transfer window. So far Newcastle have brought Sven Botman, Nick Pope and Matt Targett to Tyneside, and now the Magpies are aiming to reinforce their attacking options before the start of the season.

JOURNALIST REPORTEDLY SPECULATES ON THE FUTURE OF ARSENAL OUTCAST

Journalist James McNicholas has been on The Athletic’s YouTube Channel speaking about the future of Reiss Nelson at Arsenal. Nelson is coming into the final year of his contract with the Gunners, and having failed to insert himself into Mikel Arteta’s thinking, his time in north London could be up.

RVP EXPLAINS TURNING DOWN UNITED ROLE

Dutchman Robin Van Persie (RVP) has given the reason behind turning down the chance to join the coaching staff under new manager Erik Ten Hag. Robin Van Persierejected the chance to be one of the assistant managers to Ten Hag at the Theatre of Dreams as he rebuffed the possibility of returning to his old stomping ground.

MARTINELLI GETS NEW NO. 11 JERSEY TO FOLLOW LEGENDS' FOOTSTEPS

Arsenal have had some great players wear their No.11 – Marc Overmars, Robin van Persie, Mesut Ozil, just to name a few. And you can now add Gabriel Martinelli to that list, after the Brazilian was handed the 11 shirt for the 2022/23 season. And he will wear a new number on his back. The winger, who has worn number 35 since he arrived in north London from Ituano in 2019, showed off his new shirt number when unveiling the Arsenal kit for the upcoming season.

FOOTBALL LEGENDS WITH WONDERKID SONS FEATURING VAN PERSIE'S BOY

It's a father's dream to see your son follow in your footsteps, but Van Persie isn't the only legend to experience this as other stars have carried on the family name. Here Mirror Football takes a look at seven footballing legends who have seen their sons pick up where they left off.

UNITED: WORK PERMIT MIGHT STOP RVP

Dutchman Robin Van Persie (RVP) might not be part of the new Manchester United coaching staff under Erik Ten Hag due to work permit issues. This is according to the report from Paul Hirst of The Times which stated thatRobin Van Persie could follow Ajax Amsterdam manager Erik Ten Hag to Manchester United if he's able to sort out his work permit.

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