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Robin van Persie has revealed that he begged Arsene Wenger to sign Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini for Arsenal.
The ex-Gunners captain admits he would make transfer suggestions to his former manager during their time together at the club.
The Dutchman, who spent eight years at the club before joining rivals Manchester United, provided an insight to his time at the Emirates speaking to the Effe Relativeren Podcast in his native Netherlands.
“At a given moment I felt called upon to say what Arsenal could do better in order to win the league,” he claimed. “I felt we lacked a winning mentality, and asked Arsene Wenger to sign Giorgio Chiellini.”
“I have played against him a few times, and he is a genuine winner. You could see that when he played against Holland a few weeks ago. He is 36 year old, but he’ll dish out nine elbows every game with a smile on his face. He’ll keep smiling and never get a yellow card.
“You need those types of winners and killers in your side. I felt we should get him.”
During his time at the club, van Persie helped the Gunners to an FA Cup win in 2005 and scored 132 goals for the north London side.
Source- Daily and Sunday Express
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