Robin van Persie joins a long list of disgruntled Gunners
Robin van Persie's recent announcement that he won't sign a new contract with Arsenal isn't much of a surprise.
Elite athletes want to win. For someone in his prime, like van Persie, it's difficult to swallow season after season of failure.
Less than a decade after their unbeaten season, Arsenal are a shadow of their former selves. The allure of the former "Invincibles" isn't enough to keep or attract world-class talent anymore.
However, the Dutch striker isn't the first Gunner to become disillusioned in recent years. Here's a look at a few other prominent players who have left the London club in recent years, and how they fared.