"He was their leader, captain and top goalscorer. It seems every summer now Arsenal lose world-class players â€” they have become a donor to other clubs.
"The Emirates was supposed to be the promised land but the club is losing players.
"That is so hard for the fans because itâ€™s difficult to retain any excitement.
"Itâ€™s a long way from the fantasy football Manchester City have experienced in the transfer market in the past few years or how United will feel after signing Van Persie."