Manchester United 2-1 Arsenal

Van Persie haunts dismal Arsenal

November 3, 2012
By Richard Jolly, Old Trafford
For Manchester United, there was a glorious predictability to it. For Arsenal, there was a depressing inevitability. A goal scored in the November chill appeared ordained from the August day that Robin van Persie declared his destination of choice was Old Trafford. And ever since, a reunion promised a reminder of the Dutchman's goalscoring prowess.

It duly arrived early. After 132 goals for Arsenal, Van Persie only took 154 seconds to score against them. As he had done countless times ...

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