Sounds like Arsene Wenger has one wish for this January transfer window, to have Robin Van Persie back at The Emirates Stadium in an Arsenal shirt.
Wenger sanctioned the sale of the Dutchman to Premier League rivals Manchester United this summer and has seen the £24 million striker bang in 21 goals for his new side to put United top of the table and 21 points ahead of The Gunners.
Any Arsenal fans reading might not want to know what Wenger has had to say.
“It is painful to see Manchester United so far in front of us,” Wenger said.
“You know when you sell Robin van Persie to Manchester United, that (they lead the league) will be the case.
“Robin is one of the best strikers in the world and you know he will score goals for them. He is at the peak of his game.
“He is more patient today than he was five or six years ago, now he can stay up front.
“Sometimes in games you don’t see him for 20 minutes, but he knows he will get a chance at some stage and that he will use it.”