Why do journalists make up such ridiculous rumours? by KJ
So silly season has already started and Van Persie is now being linked to French side PSG. I don’t quite understand how the papers are even making rumours on our Flying Dutchman when he’s on holiday at the moment. It is an insane idea to even entertain the prospect that he’s thinking of his future whilst on holiday. The whole point of a holiday is to get away from your real life.
Then we inspect the actual plausibility of this rumour. Why on Earth would Robin Van Persie want to leave for a club in France? No disrespect to the French league but it’s hardly a top league in Europe. Even with PSG’s financial clout, they still managed to end up second in a league where you’d consider it a one horse race. I understand Montpellier were truly amazing and some of their players were as well (*cough* Giroud *cough*) but you still shouldn’t end up second in a monopoly of a league.
PSG are some way off being good enough to properly challenge in Europe – even if they manage to secure the signings of RVP, Lavezzi and Thiago Silva. This season gone has proven that regardless of money, they aren’t coherent enough as a unit to win silverware. That might change next season in Ligue 1 but they will never beat teams like Barcelona and Madrid without unity. I fully believe that Arsenal always have a chance against the biggest teams in Europe because we fight as a unit.
If there is truth behind these rumours and that RVP is actually considering a move to France, it truly shows how broken football is. For Arsenal to lose a player to a French team, you know there is something wrong in the footballing world.
My personal opinion is that these rumours are completely unfounded and it’s just an extension of the lazy journalism we see in the world today.