Former Arsenal striker Robin Van Persie will join BT Sports as a pundit ahead of the new league season.

The announcement was made by BT Sports earlier on Thursday.

The new Premier League season starts in the second week of next month and Robin Van Persie is expected to be a regular face on the popular British media channel.

Robin Van Persie has decided to test the waters in the world of punditry.

The ex-Dutch international has made the decision to go into punditry after hanging up his boots this summer.

Robin Van Persie had earlier announced his retirement from football this summer after his contract with Dutch Eredivisie giants Feyenoord this summer.

He was an Arsenal player until the summer of 2012 when Manchester United swooped in on him.

Robin Van Persie left the Gunners controversially seven years ago.

He joined Manchester United from Arsenal after both Premier League club agreed on a £24m deal for him.

Robin Van Persie was the Premier League topscorer during his last season at Arsenal and that played a big part in his move to Old Trafford.

The Dutchman was in very good form for Manchester United whom he helped to win the Premier League title in his first season at the club.


Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.