You know the story. Your star striker’s being banging them in left, right and centre and then goes all Emile Heskey-like and doesn’t score for 10 games.
But Robin Van Persie’s middle goal in his hat-trick against Aston Villa on Monday night justified his £23m transfer price and secured his first Premier League winners medal.
RVP’s fifth goal in three games means he should claim the Premier League’s top scorer prize with Luis Suarez getting all ‘touchy feely’ at Anger Management class.
And Arsenal now face the prospect of forming the guard of honour against United on Sunday to a players they sold to the 13-time Premier League champions last summer.