Robin van Persie’s transfer to Manchester United was destined to come back to haunt Arsenal, but few supporters could ever have envisioned he would inflict heartbreak inside two minutes of their recent encounter. The Dutchman has been flying in the Premier League this season and quickly pounced on a mistake by Thomas Vermaelen to cement his status as the most hated man in North London.

The Gunners have endured a torrid time in the transfer market of late with van Persie becoming the latest in a series of demoralising departures that include Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri. However, they are not the only team to have bestowed the tag of ‘Judas’ upon an outgoing player, so sit back and reminisce over the most controversial switches in recent history.

Click on the thoughtful present Barcelona fans gave to Luis Fig to reveal the ten figures that lost their legendary status

 

Join me on @theunusedsub where I’m slightly delirious at the sight of my club topping the Championship table. 

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