My tribe

Comolli: Arsenal boss Wenger great for Man Utd's Van Persie

Former Arsenal scout Damien Comolli says Arsene Wenger was always going to knock the edges off Robin van Persie's game.

The Manchester United striker is a contender for this season's Player of the Year.

Comolli told the Daily Express: "Steve Rowley [Arsenal's chief scout] knew about Van Persie and I watched him once and he was sent off after five minutes against Utrecht.

"He was frustrated at not playing enough at Feyenoord, but Arsene Wenger was the right man to sort out the things people criticised Robin for."

About the author

Tribal Football Staff

Have your say
  • Add your favourite leagues and clubs
  • Build your own personal news stream
  • Easily share your favourite stories
  • Connect with what your friends are saying

Select your favourite
leagues and clubs
to get started.

Already part of MyTribe?