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Former Arsenal, United Striker Announces Retirement Date

Amuda Segun

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Robin Van Persie

Former Arsenal striker Robin Van Persie has revealed that he would hang up his boots at the end of the current campaign.

The 35-year-old confirmed his retirement date during an exclusive interview with Dutch media outlet AD.

Robin Van Persie returned to Dutch Eredivisie side Feyenoord in the summer after a three-year spell in Turkey with Fenerbahce.

The former Arsenal captain started his professional career at Feyenoord in 2001 at the age of 17 before joining Arsenal three years later.

The retired Dutch international also admitted that he stopped to enjoy playing football while he was on the payroll of Turkish giants Fenerbahce.

Robin Van Persie enjoyed the best of his career during his eight-year spell in North London with the Gunners before he left for rivals Manchester United in a controversial manner.

He joined the Red Devils in a £24m deal in the summer of 2012 and went on to fire his new team to the Premier League title in his debut season.

Van Persie scored 26 league goals in that title-winning season.

That was the last league title won by Manchester United.

RVP, as he’s fondly called, scored 144 Premier League goals for both Arsenal and Manchester United and he’s 12th on the list of record goalscorers.

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