The dawn of a new saga of “Who’s going where”is now starting with the 2011-2012 season drawing to its end. Managers and football fans alike are looking into the future of their clubs. Drama for some and enchantment for others, the cycle is a never-ending one in the world of football or “soccer” as some of our friends from across the Atlantic love to call it. EA and Konami must both be working on the next edition of their franchise as the iconic October once again doesn’t seem too far at the pace 2012 seems to be unfolding at and normally Van Persie should be making the cover of some sports franchise this year.
In all fairness, it would be quite deceiving to any Premier League fan if the Player of the Year did not. The Arsenal captain is once again being the focal point of transfer gossips as his phenomenal performance has finally backed declarations made not too long ago. In July 2010, Niall McGlone from Goal.com mentioned the striker’s desire to be among the best in the world. The Dutchman had made clear how he hoped to be as good as Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney the following season. He also made clear his disapproval of Real Madrid’s temperamental treatment of staff and managers.
For the die-hard Arsenal fan… those who take the words of their footballing heroes as serious as a Chav takes white trainers, the Arsenal captain’s departure would be more than heart-breaking and judging by his involvement in the club’s achievements a… violent knock out. The striker had a massive load on his shoulder at the beginning of the season after his French mentor entrusted him to lead the squad into the green arena. The early start was not the best and the squad was just starting to heal from the departure of their former Spanish playmaker to Barcelona after months of juiced up media hype about a transfer. While Xavi constantly declared his strange obsession with the then Arsenal skipper’s “Barca DNA” it was looking more than certain Arsène Wenger would have to readjust his team.
Arsenal fans are hoping no one from the Nou Camp this year claims to have had a revelation about Van Persie’s fate with visions of him in a red and blue shirt running next to a short “Left-footed leprechaun”. The former Feyenoord man is already at the speculation of transfers from many major clubs after his amazing run this season and this could not have come as a surprise to any football fan. Robin Van Persie has never shown signs of disbelief in his squad or manager. A natural attacker with sharpness, versatility and vision, the boy from Rotterdam has rarely deceived any football fan in the goal scoring department. In fact, whenever such a scene materializes on a TV screen the true football fan always expects a conclusion with dexterity, class, finesse and sometimes cheekiness. A natural athlete who unfortunately was plagued by the dreaded curse of long term injuries through much of his twenties.
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