Robin van Persie has been backed to be a hit at Manchester United this season - while Javier Hernandez has been backed to replace RVP at Arsenal!
United and Arsenal agreed a fee for Van Persie on Wednesday night, with the Netherlands international completing a £24million move to Manchester on Friday afternoon.
The Dutch forward has put pen-to-paper on a four-year, £200,000-a-week deal, and joins Hernandez, as well as Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck, and Dimitar Berbatov at Old Trafford as manager Sir Alex Ferguson finds himself with a number of options up front.
Bookmakers William Hill believe Van Persie, who won last season's PFA Player of the Year award, will be a success in his first season in Manchester and make him just 5/6 to score 22 or more goals during the 2012-13 campaign.
Van Persie's departure from Emirates Stadium has left Arsenal odds-on to finish outside the top three after manager Arsene Wenger insisted he has no plans to bring in another forward following the recent signings of Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud.
Hill's spokesman Joe Crilly told Crunchsports.com: "It looks as though van Persie will hit the ground running for Manchester United and he could possibly reach a similar goals tally to what he approached last season while at the other end of the spectrum, without his goals, Arsenal's grip on third spot may slip."
Reports on Thursday morning had suggested Hernandez could join Arsenal this month as a result of him slipping down the pecking order under Ferguson and Hill's on Thursday afternoon made him 7/2 to join Wenger's side before the summer transfer window closes.
Ferguson has confirmed Van Persie will likely make his United debut against Everton on Monday night (see Related Articles).