Manchester United striker Robin van Persie could be handed a guard of honour by his former Arsenal teammates. The People says United can run out as newly-crowned champions when they play at the Emirates on April 28 if they get more points than Manchester City over their next three matches.

If that happens, Van Persie can expect a corridor of applause from his old team-mates when he appears at Arsenal for the first time since his controversial £22.5million transfer.

Van Persie's return could be a bit embarrassing for Arsenal, after their former striker - now a hate figure for many Gunners fans - walked out on the club last summer in pursuit of silverware.