Robin van Persie would have a preference for a return to Arsenal if he were to leave Manchester United, The Daily Mail suggests.
Reports from the aforementioned source claim that the increasing unsettled Dutchman would favour a return to the Gunners in the event of an Old Trafford departure, yet it appears questionable indeed if the club would offer him anywhere near his current £240,000 wage.
Van Persie, who played 63 minutes of Manchester United's thumping 3-0 win over West Brom on Saturday but was lucky not to be shown a second yellow card, only joined the Red Devils from Arsenal during the summer of 2012 in a deal that was obviously not popular among his former club's fanbase.
And although he flourished during his first season at Manchester United with 26 goal en-route to the club's 20th Premier League title, he has notably struggled this season under the influence of new boss David Moyes and appeared to criticise his teammates following the woeful 2-0 defeat to Olympiacos in the Champions League last month.
Transfer speculation has inevitably engulfed the player in recent weeks, with Premier League leaders Chelsea, reigning Serie A champions Juventus and wealthy Ligue 1 outfit Monaco all linked with Van Persie in recent weeks.
Arsenal too have been linked with a potential move for their former star this summer, but could it really come to fruition given the unpopular way he left the club less than two years previously?
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