Van Persie was returning to the Emirates Stadium for the first time as an opposition player and it seems he lost his bearings a little bit as he strolled towards the Arsenal dressing room. Force of habit and all that.
Van Persie wasn’t at his best during the 1-1 draw against his old club but the incident showed he clearly still has feelings for his former club, despite his move to one of their main rivals.
Van Persie was booed by the majority of the home supporters yesterday but he has always maintained a healthy respect and admiration for the Gunners which has always been clear.
It would have been even funnier had he strolled straight on into the home dressing room, to see what sort of reaction he’d have got from his former teammates or just his reaction when he realised what he’d done!
Take a look at the incident below;
Genuine mistake or was he having a giggle at Arsenal’s expense?
image: © Doha Stadium Plus