Robin Van Persie Makes Premier League Title Prediction As Arsenal Lead Charge

Robin Van Persie Makes Premier League Title Prediction As Arsenal Lead Charge

Fred Kennedy
March 27, 2023 at 11:40 AM
  • The Gunners are in a pole position to win the EPL this season after an incredible campaign under Arteta
  • According to Van Persie, he would be happy to see his former side conquer the Premier League for the first time since 2004
  • The former striker is widely considered a traitor among many Arsenal fans after he dumped the club for Man United in 2012

Robin van Persie has backed former side Arsenal to win the Premier League title this season.

The Gunners have emerged as firm favourites to be crowned the champions after an incredible run of form under Mikel Arteta.

The north Londoners are currently enjoying an eight-point lead at the top of the standings with just 10 matches left to play.

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Robin van Persie celebrates after scoring a goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Norwich City at the Emirates Stadium in 2012. Photo by Popperfoto.
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While they seem to be a step away from winning the Premier League for the first time in close to two decades, they will be wary of serial winners Man City, who currently sit second on the log with a game in hand.

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Van Persie speaks on Arsenal winning the EPL

Van Persie, who spent eight years at the Emirates Stadium, has insisted he would be happy to see Arsenal secure the crown.

The former Dutch forward is not in good books with Arsenal fans after his controversial summer move to rivals Man United in 2012, where he went on to win the Premier League title.

However, the legendary striker has appeared to suggest that there is no bad blood between him and the Gunners, with the 39-year-old making clear his feelings about his former side's potential title triumph.

"They've got [had] a couple of difficult games. They got the three points there, so that is what a champion's team is made of. They've been proving that. But the last stretch is always the difficult one, so it'll be interesting to see," Van Persie told Sky Sports.
"But my personal feeling is that they will go for it - that they will win the league. It's been a while, so I'm happy for them to win it," he added.

Arsenal tipped to bottle EPL

Sports Brief also reported on an interesting prediction on how the Gunners might bottle the title the Premier League title in their remaining 11 games.

Former Tottenham player and pundit Jamie O'Hara is convinced Arsenal will not be champion this season, looking at the games they have left in hand.

He said there were still clashes coming up against second-placed Man City, against Newcastle away, and against a Chelsea side pulling it together.

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