PICTURE: Manchester United striker celebrates with Dutch legend… after pinching his record

Tonight, Robin van Persie became Holland’s top scorer after finding the back of the net twice in the first half against Hungary. With 40 goals, the Manchester United striker had scored as many times as Patrick Kluivert has for the Dutch national team. In August 2012, Kluivert joined the Netherlands national team coaching staff and […]

What Does the 2013/2014 Premier League Season Have in Store?

The 2013/14 Premier League season is set to explode back into our consciousness in just three weeks time and what a campaign it promises to be. Fans all over the globe are eagerly rubbing their hands at the prospect of a catalogue of intriguing storylines, controversial incidents, stunning goals and surprise packages over the next […]

PICTURE: Former Arsenal captain wears Manchester United’s armband

Manchester United earned their first win of the pre-season when they beat Australian A-League All Stars 5-1 in front of 84,000 fans in Sydney. Robin van Persie was a second half substitute for United and scored the fifth goal of the game after youth products Jesse Lingard and Danny Welbeck scored the earlier four goals. […]

PFA Player of the Year – who would have your vote?

PFA Player of the Year As a Spurs fan, obviously I am biased when it comes to who I think deserves Player of the Year. I’m as biased as a parent on sports day, or a member of the FIFA committee deciding which country to give a World Cup to who’s just been handed a […]

Is Chelsea striker a flop? Comparing Torres with Manchester United, Liverpool, Manchester City, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur’s strikers

Fernando Torres has now scored 20 goals for Chelsea this season, a goal tally that betters the likes of Wayne Rooney (16), Carlos Tevez (16), Olivier Giroud (16), Sergio Aguero (14), Dimitar Berbatov (13) and Eden Dzeko (13), yet he is still widely regarded as a flop after the £50m Roman Abramovich forked out for […]

VIDEO: Arsenal players still like RvP… even if the fans don’t!

Whilst Arsenal fans responded to Robin van Persie like a bunch of bitter ex-girlfriends, it appears as though the players at his former club are more forgiving. “Robin, you’re a c*nt” and “Robin van Persie, you know what you are” (?) were sung loudly from the stands, as well as replacing his name with Santi […]

GIFs: Premier League Goals of the Weekend – Ben Arfa, Podolski, Dembele and Van Persie

The Premier League threw up its usual amount of excitement and quality again this weekend. 1. Ben Arfa (Newcastle v Aston Villa) 2. Podolski (Arsenal v Liverpool) 3. Dembele (Spurs v Norwich City) 4. Van Persie (first) (Man Utd v Southampton) 5. Van Persie (third) (Man Utd v Southampton) So there are 5 brilliant goals […]

Who else has worn #20 at Manchester United?

It was announced this afternoon that Robin van Persie will wear Manchester United’s number 20 shirt this season, following speculation that he might be given Dimitar Berbatov’s number 9, despite the Bulgarian still being at the club. Who else has worn this shirt and what did they win when they wore it? 1993-1994: Dion Dublin […]

PICTURES: Robin van Persie’s career in full

It was reported last night that Manchester United and Arsenal have agreed a £24m fee to take last season’s Premier League top scorer to the North West. This is the fourth time in seven years that Arsenal’s captain has left the club, with Van Persie following in the footsteps of Patrick Vieira (Juventus), Thierry Henry […]

Strike! The battle to get out of North London

Not since the days of Pierre van Hooijdonk have we seen the threat of industrial action loom over English football like it has in the last few days. That’s not entirely true; there have been strikers before and since. Who can forget Carlos Tevez’s golfing tour of Argentina (apart from Mancini of course)? But van […]

Daniel Taylor On… Arsenal as City’s feeder club, Pirlo and the top 4

The day after England crashed out of Euro 2012, Daniel Taylor, chief football writer at The Guardian, wrote about England’s inability to keep possession and how this would cost them in the long term. It wasn’t the first time this problem was mentioned though, with an article making exactly the same point following England’s draw with France. […]

RvP: The latest to kiss the badge and make them cry

Patrick Vieira – 1996-2005 Now an ambassador for Manchester City Emmanuel Adebayor – 2006-2009 Two months after leaving Arsenal he ran the length of the pitch to celebrate a goal he scored against them in front of his former fans. He now plays for hated rivals Tottenham Hotspur. Jose Antonio Reyes – 2004-2006 Reyes was […]

Wenger’s history of transfer denials – From RvP to Henry and Cole to Nasri

Unfortunately for Arsenal, Arsene Wenger has a history of categorically stating that players will not leave the club, only for them to request a transfer and sign elsewhere shortly afterwards. This summer’s players were Robin van Persie and Alex Song and they are the latest of a long line of ex-Arsenal players that the manager […]

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