It has been reported for several months that Robin van Persie has a less than savory relationship with manager David Moyes. According to Rob Shepherd of the Daily Mail, the relationship has deteriorated to such a state it could drive the Manchester United forward back into the arms of Arsene Wenger - the man who nurtured van Persie into the world class striker he is today.
"It is understood that while Moyes seems to have made (Wayne) Rooney feel more comfortable at the club, there is an uneasy relationship between the new United boss and Van Persie."
"I understand that Van Persie, whose goals fired United to the title last season, has been upset by the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson and his fellow Dutchman, coach Rene Meulensteen, who did much to persuade the striker to leave Arsenal to join United for £24million in the summer of 2012."
van Persie is also understood to have grievances with the Moyes has handled his training regime. Throughout his career, van Persie has endured several injuries, though during the past two seasons, they were curtailed by a carefully constructed training regiment.
This season Moyes has put van Persie back on a more rigorous training schedule and it should come as no surprise the injuries have racked up again.
What could trigger the move is Wayne Rooney and his current contract dispute with the Man Utd hierarchy. According to Shepherd, "If Rooney remains at Old Trafford, then Van Persie could be on his way and it is understood he would love to re-join the Gunners."
On face value there does not seem to be much sense behind that move - why sell your one of your best players, especially when the other has just committed to a long term deal?
However, in the two years Rooney and van Persie have played together, they have very rarely clicked together. In their last match, van Persie only managed 3 passes to Wayne Rooney.