The striker is no longer enjoying being at Old Trafford and wants to head back to north London.
Manchester United have struggled this season under David Moyes and the Scot is planning a mass clear-out in the summer – with Robin van Persie returning to Arsenal, according to the Daily Mail.
Despite greatly helping the Red Devils to regain the Premier League title last term with 26 league goals, van Persie has a number of reasons for now wanting to leave.
The Dutchman was more disappointed than most when both manager Sir Alex Ferguson and first team coach Rene Meulensteen left Old Trafford in the summer of 2013.
Their departure was not made clear to van Persie when the striker decided to join United from the Gunners in 2012 and the 30-year-old feels let down.
Also, the relationship between the Netherlands international and Ferguson’s successor Moyes is strained somewhat.
Whilst the 50-year-old has made a huge effort to keep Wayne Rooney with the English champions and convince the forward to join either Chelsea or Paris Saint-Germain, van Persie has felt neglected.
The attacker is unhappy with Moyes’ new training regime and feels that the archaic methods have aggravated his injuries – which has kept the player out for much of this campaign.
If Rooney does stay, as expected, then van Persie will push for a move away and Arsene Wenger is unlikely to pass up the opportunity to re-sign his former star – especially for a £15m fee.
Whilst the striker is not thought to be on Moyes’ exodus list – which includes the likes of Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic, Patrice Evra, Nani, Ashley Young and Antonio Valencia – the boss will not keep him at the club against his will.
Check out the top 10 best Manchester United players of all time.
Read more Arsenal transfer news.