Reports are out claiming that Fenerbahce signing Robin van Persie has paid tribute to Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger.
The Dutch international left Manchester United for Fener last week.
“People think there was an argument between us [Arsene Wenger]. On the contrary we always had a lot of respect for each other. I’m still talking to Arsene regularly now. He is a world class coach and manager and above all, a classy man,” he told the Sunday Times.
“If you’re Arsenal captain and top scorer and move to United, fan will be upset. I wanted to win the Premier League. But I had a very special time at Arsenal. Some might want to erase me from their history but no one can change the facts. I did score 132 goals for Arsenal, I did play close to 300 games. One year as captain.”
In the same interview, Van Persie admits the “atmosphere changed between me and Louis [van Gaal]” at United last season.