- The ex-Gunner doesn’t believe that having quality players is enough to be the best.
- The striker claims the players also have to get along and have a bond.
- The Dutchman urges Arsenal to take a look at Klopp’s Liverpool.
- The pundit hopes the Gunners can reach the same level as the top 2 teams.
Speaking with BT Sport, Robin van Persie discussed what Arsenal need to change in order to catch up with Manchester City and Liverpool now that the club actually has quality players.
“It is about clicking together because it is not just about the three front men.
“They have to connect – really connect – as a team. That is Unai Emery’s job but also the players’.
“If you look at videos of Jurgen Klopp behind the scenes with his players they really like him and that is important.
“If you have a good feeling towards each other and you work very hard and you feel like you’re winning and that belief is there then you can reach the levels of Liverpool and Man City.
“It is about how you play from the philosophy of your coach and that you are doing stuff together.
“That is a long process but teams like Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham – they still need to prove they are on that level.
“Everything needs to be right – and constantly. Not just one game a week but every three, four days you have to bring that and that is the most difficult thing but Liverpool are City are doing that.
“I hope that Arsenal can reach that level because it makes it more interesting.”
Van Persie has retired last season and now works as a pundit for BT Sport. We will be hearing quite a lot from the Dutchman this year.