Most of us usually love to speculate about prospective transfers and signings. After all, there is something strangely satisfying about scouting the world’s most talented players from the comfort of your living room.
Having said that, on this occasion, I’m going to be speculating with a bit of a bitter taste in my mouth. Today, I am going in search of replacements for a player who is currently the heart and soul of the Gunners.
It’s abundantly clear that Robin van Persie currently sees his future unfolding away from the Emirates. While his departure is by no means guaranteed, we must still waste no time in searching for a man who could potentially replace the Arsenal skipper in the event that he chooses to leave the club this summer.
Here is a shortlist of five candidates that I feel would be best suited to replace the man that we affectionately know as RVP.