Our friends at Football Manager have run experiments to see how Robin van Persie might fare at Arsenal, Chelsea, Juve or the Manchester clubs.
Robin van Persie has been hogging the back pages since announcing he did not wish to extend his contract at Arsenal, with Chelsea, Juventus and both Manchester clubs among the clubs linked with a move for the unsettled Dutchman.
The Gunners remain determined to keep him at Emirates Stadium, however, and, with that in mind, the experts at Football Manager have run five experiments on the new Football Manager 13 game to determine how Van Persie might fare at each of his possible destinations next season.
RVP at Arsenal
Arsenal finish fourth; Van Persie scores 10 goals in 22 games.
Eliminated in first knockout round of Champions League.
No trophies won.
Van Persie finishes as club's top scorer and third top scorer in Premier League.
Van Persie achieves average rating of 7.16 across season.
He forms good partnership with Lukas Podolski, who scores six goals in 29 games.
Aaron Ramsey and Jack Wilshere provide many of the assists, but Van Persie misses three months of season with torn calf muscle.
RVP at Man City
City finish second to United despite racking up 90 points, as United finish on 94.
Van Persie makes 46 appearances (36 starts), scoring 22 goals.
His strike partner Sergio Aguero gets 15 goals in 43 games (42 starts).
City win the FA Cup but lose to Barca in the first knockout stage of the Champions League.
Van Persie finishes as the club's top scorer with 15 league goals.
Arsenal finish fifth without Van Persie and don't win any trophies.
RVP at Juventus
Juventus finish 4th in Serie A and win trophies.
Van Persie makes 33 appearances, scoring 15 goals.
He achieves an average rating of 7.43 across the season.
He is named Serie A Player of the Year, Serie A Foreign Player of the Year and Serie A Fan's Player of the Year.
Van Persie suffers no injury and scores eight goals in 16 Serie A appearances.
RVP at Chelsea
N.b We took the decision to remove Torres from Chelsea to give RVP a fair chance of being the number 1 striker.
Chelsea finish second to United in the Premier League but win the FA Cup and Europa League after exiting the Champions League in the group stages.
Van Persie plays 56 games (all starts), scoring 25 goals and claiming 16 assists, eight MoM awards, and achieving a 7.58 average rating.
Van Persie forms an excellent partnership with Eden Hazard, who gets 24 assists as well as 19 goals for himself.
Van Persie scores 13 goals in 34 Premier League appearances.
He finishes as runner-up in the Players' Player of the Year vote and makes the Team of the Year.
Arsenal finish fifth.
RVP at Man Utd
Man United win the Premier League and Champions League, and Van Persie is instrumental in their success, making more appearances than anyone else (46) and finishing as their top scorer with 24 goals in the League.
He achieves an average rating of 7.59 across the season.
Van Persie finishes as the second top scorer in the Premier League and is runner-up in the Footballer of the Year vote.
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