Lmao! Arsene Wenger ain't never gon pick up. Go home you drunk. RVP pic.twitter.com/bIlTa5aXxC— Zack (@zacksfever) January 9, 2014
12 months on and Arsenal top the table, and United sit seventh - with the Dutchman's injury-prone nature returned.
The feeling among Arsenal fans is that the striker sold his soul for last year's league title, when if he stayed he could have become a club legend, and would surely now be leading this 2013/14 Gunners title charge.
It's led to a viral photo doing the rounds on social networks, poking fun at the striker - who is suggested must be privately questioning his decision, despite last year's title success.