Robin van Persie last week revealed he will not be extending his contract at Arsenal beyond its 2013 expiry date, effectively handing the club a transfer request simultaneously.
Potential suitors from Manchester City to Juventus to Paris Saint-Germain continue to be linked with the 28-year-old striker, but some Gooners haven't given up hope the Dutchman could, like Steven Gerrard in 2005 and Wayne Rooney in 2010, do a U-turn and sign a new deal with the club.
Here however, are six reasons why Van Persie should leave the Emirates Stadium:
1. Thierry Henry
2. Emmanuel Adebayor
3. Kolo Touré
4. Samir Nasri
5. Gaël Clichy
6. Cesc Fàbregas
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