Snapshot: Young Robin Van Persie Poses In His Arsenal Shirt, Circa 1996

Chris Wright

22nd, November 2011


By Chris Wright

Jack Wilshere has been bandying this snap of Robin van Persie (aged 13/14?) in his bedroom with his prized Arsenal shirt, classic Kappa shorts, Feyenoord bedspread and what appears to be an Ostrich egg painted like a football between his feet around on Twitter all morning (as well as trying to ascertain which of the two is the better looking for some reason)…

Two things: Firstly, club pendants are officially the bee’s knees and, secondly, would you have a gander at those sparrow legs! Like a pair of Dutch twiglets.

Via @JackWilshere