Robin Van Persie Transfer Saga: Finding the Truth Amongst the Fiction

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Robin Van Persie Transfer Saga: Finding the Truth Amongst the Fiction
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What jersey will van Persie be wearing in September?

According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary journalism is defined as writing characterized by a direct presentation of facts or description of events without an attempt at interpretation.

The reason I checked the true meaning of journalism is because there seems to be very little of it in connection with this summer's biggest football soap opera. The ongoing saga of where Robin van Persie will be playing as of September 1st continues to rage non-stop. The only thing that is certain is that the majority of stories covering the subject appear to lack facts and be based more on interpretation.

The one true fact at the center of it all was the announcement that van Persie would not be signing a new contract with Arsenal. The statement was published on van Persie's own personal website, but even that has been questioned. Speculation still exists that the "update" was actually released by van Persie's agent Kees Vos on behalf of his client. 

Outside of this announcement the reporting has been comical at best. Here's a look at some of the best speculative headlines

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