Date: 7th October 2011 at 11:15am
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Without a shadow of Sky Blue doubt, Manchester City are going to need a new striker in January and most learned punters reckon that an Arsenal player fits the bill…

Robin Van Persie made his first of currently 243 competitive Arsenal appearances against City in September 2004 coming on as a late substitute in a 0-1 away win at The Etihad Stadium. He scored his debut goal for The Gunners one month later in a Carling League Cup win at the same venue the next month.

The 28 year old Dutch International has witnessed at first hand Arsenal’s dramatic nosedive in fortunes throughout 2011 and having seen key players Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri call time on repeatedly running down blind alleys on the edge of the box, Van Persie has refused this week to rule out his departure from The Emirates or a move to Manchester:

‘I do not know what I will do, I cannot predict the future. But I think the Premiership is still the best league in the world – it gives me everything I want…when I came to Arsenal we immediately beat City. But in recent years much has happened in England.’

Should City move for another international player with Premier League experience who seems open to ideas? – Have your say below this article or in the VMC Forum!


UPCOMING FIXTURES:
all times East Manchester

Sa 15 Oct 15:00 Aston Villa, The Etihad, PL
Tu 18 Oct 19:45 Villareal, The Etihad, CLGS3
Su 23 Oct 13:30 the rags, the swamp, PL
We 26 Oct 19:45 Wolves, Molineux LC4
Sa 29 Oct 15:00 Wolves, The Etihad, PL