Last summer, Robin Van Persie contracted Manchester United. he said good bye to Arsenal that he has played striker for 8 years. Last Sunday, Van Persie visited the Emirates Stadium that is home stadium of Arsenal. Arsenal staff greeted him with a smile when you head out to the locker room before the game.
Because Arsenal staff greeted Van Persie with a smile, Van Persie moved Arsenal's locker room. But as soon as he realized that he has belonged Manchester United, he returned Manchester Uinted's locker room. It was happening.
However, the atmosphere of pitch was different. Arsenal players applauded to Manchester United players as a respect to the Champion.(Manchester United was decided Premier League champion of 2012-13 season.) But Arsenal fans jeered at Van Presie. Because of it, key point of this match is what Van Persie's choice is.
And he answered to his choice through this match. the situation of Van Persie was similar Luis Figo. Figo transferred from FC Barcelona to Real madrid in 2000. Van Persie was also captain his previous team like Figo. For this reason, fans of previous team get angry.
However Van Persie was different in the pitch. Although fans of Arsenal did not throw rubbish filth or cellular phone, their heckling was similar that Luis Figo visited Camp Nou.(Camp Nou is home stadium of FC Barcelona. It was a similar situation sent the intense booing when you kick a set piece and when to touch the ball.
Nevertheless, Van Presie showed his play style unlike Luis Figo. Early First half, he mistook that he passed arsenal middle fielder and he provided a reason of lost goal. (In this case, he got a hand from fans of Arsenal.) At the last moment of first half, he got penalty kick and succeeded penalty kick. This goal was his 25th goal of this season.
And he forgot courtesy to Arsenal fan. He has not been a ceremony at the thought fan of Arsenal after success of goal. He greeted to Arsenal fans and it was display of respect to Arsenal fans. (Of course, Arsenal fans booed Van Persie.)
The figure of Van Persie was similar to the figure of Luis Enrique who moved to FC Barcelona from Real Madrid in 1996. After Luis Enrique moved to Barcelona, he show ed a strong figure in the away match against Real Madrid, so he was called "the man of El Clasico".
Van Persie was also the same as Luis Enrique. Because he showed his paly style without hesitation and recorded goal at the Emirates Stadium. But he did not kissed his team(Manchester United) logo. It was different form Luis Enrique.
Robin van Persie that he moved to Manchester United from Arsenal, has taken the brand of traitor to Arsenal fan. Although he was just one game at Emirates Stadium, he showed appearance of Luis Enrique.
Luis Enrique. This was a decision of Van Persie. And it was an excellent choice.