Robin Van Persie explains why Arsene Wenger's career made him put off his own coaching path
- The ex-Gunner says the boss was like a football dad to him.
- The former striker feels privileged to have worked with the Frenchman.
- Van Persie is not sure if he wants to suffer like Wenger as manager.
"Arsene was very special to me. He’s like my football dad. I had the privilege to work with him for eight years in a very crucial time of my career, and he was great.
"He’s a special man, not only as a coach, but as a person he’s even more special. Right now, I’m wondering if I want to be a coach and, having watched Arsene, I think, ‘Do I want to suffer like that? Do I want to become a coach?’"
Robin Van Persie spent 8 years at Arsenal before making an infamous switch to Old Trafford in summer 2012.
The 2018/19 season was the last for the striker in his career as a footballer.
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