Robin van Persie forgets he plays for Manchester United and tries to walk into Arsenal dressing room


Robin van Persie was left red-faced on his return to Arsenal when he mistakenly tried to walk into the home dressing room.

The Dutch striker arrived at the Emirates with his Manchester United team-mates for the first time since making his £24million move last summer, and after saying hello to a few old faces, embarrassingly tried to swan into the Gunners changing room before being redirected.

Van Persie, who spent eight years with Arsenal before leaving for United, was full of smiles on his return to his old stomping ground, despite admitting he anticipates a hostile reception from the home crowd.

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‘I don’t expect anything less than a lively atmosphere — but it doesn’t hurt,’ said Van Persie.

‘I have always respected the Arsenal fans and always will. They love their club so I understand their feelings.

‘Players, staff, managers and even…

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