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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Robin van Persie Can go Where he Wants...

The current doom and gloom surrounding Arsenal is not quite at the astronomical level it was this time last year, when the Premier League odds had the Londoners pegged as something of an 'also-ran' to the two Manchester clubs and Chelsea.

However, there are still a fair few commentators (who will remain nameless) bidding to paint the Gunners as a club destined to lurch from crisis to crisis every summer, with an unsettling new high-profile transfer story inevitably dominating the back pages of the tabloids for weeks.

Star striker, and eternal fixture of the top scorer betting on Bet365, Robin van Persie, is looking more and more likely to leave the club, this summer, despite questionable Twitter rumours, in recent weeks, that he has agreed a deal in principle to stay.

Contrary to press and popular expectation, Arsenal fans are not actually crying into their Frosties over this. Rather, the Gooners are feeling content that they were able to enjoy a full season of top form from a man who has been plagued with injuries for so much of his career, preventing him from having the sort of impact he would have dreamt of as a young lad.

As such, the thought of RVP leaving the Emirates, this summer, has nowhere near as hard a hit as when Cesc Fabregas left the club. The chances are that Van Persie will not be lucky enough to enjoy another full season free of injuries, so any decision from Arsene Wenger to build the team around him would have been unwise.

If RVP departs, and Wenger can sign a few players with the money brought in, Arsenal could yet shock everyone by coming back into the title mix, next season, following a year in which they never truly looked in the same league as the likes of Manchester United and City.

Finally, one piece of good news for the Gunners that now seems inevitable is that Bendtner looks almost certain to leave the club; that is surely worth a celebration in itself.

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