Five Premier League options for winger Arjen Robben

Could Chelsea, Manchester United or Arsenal be on the cards for Arjen Robben? What about Manchester City or Tottenham?

Arjen Robben is all set for a second successive Champions League Final, barring a Bayern catastrophe - and it could transpire to be his final game for the club.

He has been heavily linked with a summer exit, after what has really been a difficult season for him, missing much of the early part with injury, and is likely to be ushered out of the door to mark the Pep Guardiola era which will bring in several new faces.

One realistic destination which has been touted is the option of being re-united with former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba and Dutch compatriot Wesley Sneijder at Galatasaray, who have already expressed an interest in him.

But could he make a surprise return to the Premier League? Here are five options for him if he did.


Jose Mourinho is widely believed to be heading back to Chelsea, so what about bringing back a former player with him? While it isn't as though Chelsea are short of attacking players, Robben could give them the balance of experience, and is well capable of chipping in and contributing. He knows what it takes to be a Premier League success at the Blues and it would be a comfortable fit for the Dutchman.


The Gunners are crying out for a left-winger, having ended up resorting to playing Lukas Podolski or Gervinho in the position this season. Robben would see them add a real threat from the flank. Arsene Wenger has begun a trend over the past year of buying experience, and the Dutchman would be provide just that - offering a solid combination with Monreal down the left-hand side.

Manchester United

United famously tried to sign Robben years ago, before he landed up at Chelsea. This season more than any other in recent memory, United's wing play has been awful, and Ryan Giggs is nowadays more of a central player. Wilfried Zaha is incoming - a star of the future, but if the Red Devils want a player for the here and now, as a short-term option then Robben could be just that man.

Manchester City

City are reported to have had a bid for Roma's Erik Lamela turned down, and after the addition of Scott Sinclair last summer it is no secret they are trying to add some width to the squad. It is clear an inexperienced youngster like Sinclair is not going to force his way into a team of stars, so City should look at a ready-made solution like Robben, who could give them a vital lift and boost their attack.

Tottenham Hotspur

This one has two angles, for Spurs have been over-reliant on Gareth Bale and Aaron Lennon, and Robben would alleviate that and allow Bale more freedom to move into the centre. If the Welshman was tempted away, then Robben would be more than an able replacement - or as one of two players brought into replace him.

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