Of course there's a lot of doom and gloom about this transfer from an Arsenal perspective but I'm inclined to agree with this article:http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/blog/2012/aug/15/arsenal-robin-van-persie-manchester-united1
RVP was fucking amazing last season but what about most of the other seasons where he's been pretty good but unavailable for huge chunks because of injury? As the above mentions, he's also 29 and if he wasn't interested in playing for them any more then Arsenal have obviously done the right thing and cashed in instead of trying to squeeze another good seaon out of him and then seeing him walk away for nothing.
He could be fantastic for The Scum but it isn't as simple as all that, just look at Berbatov...... I must admit I'm a bit surprised at Man U going for him when what they really (desperately?) need to do is strengthen the midfield.
There hasn't been such a great fuss made about the signings that Arsenal have made. Especially Santi Cazorla who I reckon could be the best signing any Premiership team has made this season. If the rumours are true about Hernandez going the other way then this starts to look like a really good bit of business.
Lose RVP but gain Giroud, Podolski, Cazorla and Hernandez (or another striker)? I wouldn't be panicking about that at all if I was an Arsenal supporter.
Oh and most importantly we should all get to see Piers Morgan die as he hurls himself off Santa Monica pier:https://twitter.com/Arsenal_RTs/status/220663344997216256/photo/1/large