RIP for Premier rivals as RVP set for Man City
It was the news that all Arsenal fans were dreading, their captain and leading goal scorer Robin van Persie will not sign a new contract and with a year left on his current deal, RVP's next club is expected to be Manchester City, quoted at 4/9 Hills. City may have some competition in the forms of their cross city rivals, United at 7/2 and Italian champions Juventus at 11/2.
RVP notched 30 goals for the Emirates outfit last season and Hill's are betting on how many goals they will score in total this year. They scored 72 last season and between 71 and 75 is favoured at 11/4. Between 76-80 is 3/1 but if you take out 30 goals, 60 or less is 12/1. Arsenal are expected to finsh between 2nd and 4th at 4/5. Fifth place is 5/2 and sixth is 5/1.
"Few could argue that Arsenal will not be a weaker side without Robin Van Persie and his goals could also make Man City all but unbeatable!" said Hill's spokesman Rupert Adams.
Total Arsenal goals 2012/2013 Premier League Season: 11/4: 71-75, 3/1: 76-80, 4/1: 81-85, 9/2: 86 or more, 5/1 66-70, 8/1 61-65, 12/1 60 or less
Arsenal Premier League Finishing Position 2012/13: 4/5 2nd-4th, 5/2 5th, 5/1 6th, 8/1 Winners, 8/1 7th-10th, 33/1 11th or Lower
RVP to still be at Arsenal 1st PL game of the season: 8/13 No, 6/5 Yes
Robin Van Persie's Next Club: 4/9 Manchester City, 7/2 Manchester United, 11/2 Juventus, 10/1 Chelsea, 12/1 Real Madrid, 16/1 Barcelona, 25/1 PSG, 33/1 AC Milan, 33/1 Inter Milan, 50/1 Ajax, 50/1 Bayern Munich, 66/1 Feyenoord, 80/1 Liverpool, 80/1 Tottenham