Van Persie's ankle woe is pretty tragic. He is going to struggle to top the scoring charts now. Although it's a big loss for Wenger's men I don't think Arsenal will miss him that much such is the abundance of quality at their disposal. Eduardo is capable of scoring a lot of goals. I think Fabregas is a bigger player for Arsenal than Van Persie. If you look at the Premier League goals and assists combined charts over the last four seasons or so, Fabregas is one of the very best in the League, Van Persie doesn't come anywhere close. I wonder whether this makes the 40/1 on Fabregas look even more tempting now given it's not unlikley penalty duties will be handed to him, he can take a freekick aswell.