We released this poll yesterday evening, and we have already had over 1000 responses. As promised, this article will reveal the results as chosen by our readers. I naively gave the option of ‘other’, which has led to some strange and interesting ideas of what to do with our captain. These include:
- Set him in concrete an stick him outside Emirates with Henry
- Fuck him and sell to Anzhi for $1
- Sell him to barcalona for a swap deal with david villa plus cash
- Cut off his manhood and feed it to the goats
- keep him,play him and in may let frimpong snap him in half in training
- keep him cup tie him in champions league and EPL cups sell him in January
- Swap him for Dzeko if possible
- keep him, use in the reserves until he sees sense and signs a new contract
Well that just shows the range of feelings towards van Persie from the fans. There seems to be a lot of anger on Twitter and on blogs with regards to van Persie’s statement, which is understandable given that our captain, our leader, plainly stated he thinks the club is being run poorly.
As expected, more people voted for Robin to be sold abroad rather than to a Premier League rival, even if we were to receive less money for him. Plenty also thought he should be dropped as captain (which looks likely given Vermaelen will be skipper on the tour) and kept for the next season before letting him leave on a free. This option will probably lose Arsenal potential earnings, but it does mean that we won’t have to go through this gruelling transfer saga next summer – he will simply leave on a free.
Very few would sell him to Utd – I guess that is an indication of how much we despise the club, and also that a Rooney & van Persie combination would be deadly. It would almost definitely be the most talented strike force in the world, especially with Young, Nani and Valencia on the flanks and Kagawa behind them. It doesn’t even bear thinking about. I hope the Utd bid was simply a PR stunt to make it look like Sir Alex is looking to bring in star names. Or an attempt to bid up the price for City.
Not many are hopeful that van Persie will sign a new deal during the season. This is probably an indication of how little faith the fans have that we will turn things around. For example, if we are in all four competitions in February/March and going strong in the Premier League, van Persie may very well sign a new deal. But those who voted on the poll don’t see this as a likely scenario!