Considering the fact that Patrick Vieira, Thierry Henry* and Cesc Fabregas had all jumped ship before following a strong love affair with Arsenal football club, it was not an outlandish claim to say Robin van Persie might soon leave Arsenal after last season came to an end.

But then again, no one could foresee the Dutchman joining Manchester United of all teams. Not Manchester City, Chelsea or Barcelona, but Manchester United.

Did you ever see this coming? I didn’t.

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