History may not look kindly on Robin Van Persie. He will be counted as prodigious talent that for the most part, under-achieved.
The Arsenal striker may well be referred to as injury-prone and boasting one brilliant season, one good one, and five pretty ordinary showings.
His form for his country Holland will be looked upon as less than favourable.
Which is why it might make sense for Arsene Wenger to give up the ghost on Robin Van Persie.
Cash in, and let his intellectual footballing energies focus elsewhere. On players that could make a title-winning difference to Arsenal.
These players are out there now… and available.
Here is a short-list Monsieur Wenger.
Borussia Dortmund have been pretty keen not to let the Polish star go, however, Lewandowski has not put a rest to his future.
Wenger can. Harry Redknapp was chasing him, Sir Alex Ferguson was chasing him and now Roberto Di Matteo wants him.
Lewandowski showed at the Euros why he is so highly rated. He had slick off-the ball movement, a killer finish and is the kind of player who will draw defenders, leaving Podolski with a clear shot at goal.
Cost: £20 million
Young Germans don’t like to leave Germany.
They also have the kind of club loyalty that Arsene Wenger can only dream that his players displayed.
Which is what makes this German Rolls Reus a bit of a difficult chase.
However, rather than struggle to retain Theo Walcott and Van Persie, Wenger can cash in on both and bring in this Borussia Dortmund star and have the kind of incisive pace from the wings that Walcott has only threatened to deliver. But never did.
Reus plays both flanks, with both feet.
He is also the kind of rising young star that thrives under Wenger’s tutelage (and then breaks his heart).
Cost: £15 million
Yilmaz who? Well, Yilmaz is the kind of Demba Ba, Papiss Cisse player who flits under the radar, and then boom! Is the buy of the season.
He was Trabzonspor's leading goalscorer with 19 goals in 30 league games.
Then, Lokomotiv Moscow snatched himfor €5 million.
The Turkish international striker still has to agree personal terms for the transfer to be completed.
His testimonial comes from Guus Hiddink and from a recent goal he scored against Belgium.
Get your own Papiss Cisse, Wenger.
Cost: £10 million
Why Moses remains one of the most sought-after strikers in the Premier League remains a bit of a mystery.
Chelsea seem hell-bent on landing him.
However, Moses has the toughness, guile and pace to unsettle any defence.
Does he have the class to be an Arsenal legend?
Not right now. But an uncut diamond is still a diamond.
Under Wenger, Moses might lead the Gunners to the Promised Land of titles and trophies.
Cost: £12 million