PICTURE: This is why Van Persie was right to leave Arsenal for United

by Sam Peoples


On the same day that Robin van Persie secured the Golden Boot with his 30th goal of the season at the end of a Premier League winning campaign, Arsenal celebrated securing fourth place like it was a trophy.

Van Persie has suffered abuse from Arsenal fans after making the move to United this season in a £24 million deal but if Arsenal are celebrating finishing fourth ahead of Tottenham Hotspur like it is a trophy, then they can’t argue against his choice.

And despite Arsenal fans chanting filth about Van Persie’s rape allegations at Old Trafford, he showed respect when he scored against them both at Old Trafford and the Emirates.

Arsenal aren’t title contenders any more and the likes of Fabregas, Nasri, Clichy, Song and van Persie all leaving indicate that. Although, I do miss the bitter rivalry we shared back in the days of Keane vs Viera when we both ran tit-for-tat at the top of the table.

30 goals, a Premier League title and a very happy little boy inside of him? I’d say Van Persie made the right decision.

Photo: Twitter/Alex_OxChambo

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