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I know, I know. He's the Premier League's top scorer with 30 goals in 38 games. He's been healthy all year and has proven that he has what it takes to be labelled as a world-class footballer.
However, I truly believe that the reputation that he's made for himself will have defenders more likely to close him down entirely throughout the game.
Apart from that, Robin van Persie will be turning 29 this year, meaning that he won't have many more years to play at his prime. He will eventually get slower and his reaction time, as well as other attributes, will steadily decrease.
Arsene Wenger signed strikers Olivier Giroud, who just came off of a Ligue 1 winning season with Montpillier, and Lukas Podolski, a striker who already has experience in playing for a top club like Bayern Munich.
By doing this, Wenger has taken all the necessary steps to divide the goal scoring responsibilities between the strikers in the squad and not rely on one player for goals as he did with Van Persie.