Arsene Wenger warned Robin van Persie that he would need to be patient at Arsenal (Getty Images)Robin van Persie has revealed that some words of wisdom from Arsene Wenger were ‘crucial’ at the start of his Arsenal career.
The Dutch striker joined the Gunners at the age of 20 in a £3 million deal from Feyenoord in 2004.
Van Persie was competing for a place with Thierry Henry and Dennis Bergkamp after arriving at Arsenal.
But Wenger warned Van Persie that he would need to accept a bit-part role for his first two seasons at Arsenal.
‘Sometimes you have the feeling you’re in the right place.