I am an Arsenal fan and of course was upset that van Persie went to one of our biggest rivals but I have decided to take a more realistic look upon the situation.
I am an Arsenal fan and of course was upset that van Persie went to one of our biggest rivals but I have decided to take a more realistic look upon the situation. The loss of van Persie will be a massive blow IF he scores even half the amount of goals he did for Arsenal; however he would have to break the habit of a new player taking at least a month or two to settle into a new club. Also, would he have even scored another 30 goals for the gooners having stayed?
For the first half of the season, without a doubt, the media are going to blame every bad result for Arsenal on the loss of Robin but let’s face it, Arsenal are no strangers to the odd poor result. Before Arsenal’s ex skipper had his amazing, goal scoring season, how did he do the previous 7? Not quite 24 million pounds worth of heroics!
Van Persie was an injury hampered player at the best of times; he is now nearing 30 and has just signed a 4 year contract. How long is it really going to be before he is out of action for a few weeks, at least? Alex Ferguson has just spent 24 million pounds on a striker that realistically, at very best will score 20 goals for United. This is something Fergie already has in his artillery; Wayne Rooney, Dimitar Berbatov, Hernandez and Danny Welbeck all have the quality to score as many goals as Robin will.
After van Persie’s announcement that he wanted to leave, Arsenal fans would have been upset for a while but then realised that we had already bought 3 world class players and that we should cash in on the striker. Cazorla, Podolski and Giroud are 3 players who are worldwide, proven class acts and with 24 more million in the bank Arsenal are likely to strengthen there already stronger than last season looking squad, even without van Persie.
It is very upsetting that the once was ‘Gooners talisman’ has gone but, from the clubs point of view, he wanted to leave and we cashed in. As upset as the fans are we have to still have a soft spot for van Persie and all he has done for us. However, the fact of the matter is a football fans outlook is very harsh and Robin has just left to one of Arsenal’s longest running, most bitter rivals, Manchester United!
Whatever love or respect Arsenal fans did have for the striker will have flown out of the window as soon as he steps out for United against Arsenal Football Club.