Arsenal Will Gir-Roud The Day They Sold RVP
Robin van Persie looks set to sign for Manchester United and William Hill make him 8/11 to score more Premier League goals than Wayne Rooney and he is 5/6 to score 22 or more goals. Van Persie won last season's PFA player of the year award and he is 7/2 to pick up the award again this season. The loss of van Persie could have an adverse effect on Arsenal and they are odds on, at 8/15 to finish lower than the third place they finished last season while Manchester United are 5/6 to score more than the 89 goals that they scored last term.
Van Persie is 8/1 to score four or more Premier League goals against his former club this season while he is 11/10 to outscore both Giroud and Podolski put together.
"It looks as though van Persie will hit the ground running for Manchester United and he could possibly reach a similar goals tally to what he approached last season while at the other end of the spectrum, without his goals, Arsenal's grip on third spot may slip," said Hill's spokesman Joe Crilly.
There are a couple of names who could be elbowed out of Old Trafford following RVP's arrival and Javier Hernandez is 7/2 to move to Arsenal from Manchester United and 9/2 to move to Spurs. Real Madrid have often been linked with the striker and he is 10/1 to move to the Bernabeu from Old Trafford. Dimitar Berbatov could also be on his way and Hills make QPR the 4/1 favourites to secure his signature upon him leaving Old Trafford.
Robin van Persie vs Rooney goals match bet: 8/11 van Persie; 1/1 Rooney
Total goals scored by van Persie in Premier League: 5/6 22 or more; 5/6 21 or fewer
7/2 Robin van Persie to win PFA player of the year 2012/13
Robin van Persie prem goals vs Arsenal: 13/8 none; 2/1 one 9/2 two; 11/2 three; 8/1 four or more
Javier Hernandez next club: 7/2 Arsenal; 9/2 Tottenham; 8/1 Liverpool; 10/1 Inter Milan; 10/1 AC Milan; 10/1 Barcelona; 10/1 Real Madrid; 10/1 Juventus; 20/1 Manchester City...others on request
Berbatov next club: 4/1 QPR; 9/2 West Ham; 11/2 Galatasaray; 11/2 Zenit St Petersburg; 7/1 AC Milan; 8/1 Sunderland...others on request
Arsenal finishing position: 9/2 higher than third; 5/2 third; 8/15 lower than third
Manchester United 2012/13 Premier League goals: 5/6 more than 89; 5/6 less than 90
Premier League winner: 5/4 Manchester City; 9/4 Manchester United; 5/1 Chelsea; 12/1 Arsenal; 16/1 Liverpool; 25/1 Tottenham; 150/1 BAR
Premier League top goalscorer: 7/1 Robin van Persie; 7/1 Sergio Aguero; 8/1 Fernando Torres; 8/1 Wayne Rooney; 16/1 Carlos Tevez; 16/1 Luis Suarez; 20/1 BAR