Emirates Stadium side agrees deal to sell captain to Old Trafford side.
Terms agreed for Van Persie transfer
Arsenal Football Club can confirm that terms have been agreed for the transfer of Robin van Persie to Manchester United.
Van Persie will travel to Manchester on Thursday in order to agree personal terms and complete a medical ahead of the proposed move.
Further updates will feature on Arsenal.com in due course.
So that’s that then.
Sir Alex Ferguson has won the race to sign Arsenal captain Robin Van Persie. After much back and forth and at least one failed bid the Old Trafford side have secured a deal to sign the Dutch international.
The departure of the Gunners skipper has clearly been planned for, with Arsene Wenger bringing in Olivier Giroud and Lukas Podolski from Montpellier and Koln respectively, to cover the goal-scoring shortfall.
Man United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is thought to have failed with previous bids for the former Feyenoord man but has now reached a deal with Arsene Wenger after talks between the two, who are on friendly terms. Such a deal would greatly strengthen the Old Trafford side’s attack.
Ferguson chose to offload injury prone Michael Owen and appears to have little faith in bench bound Dimitar Berbatov. Javier Hernandez has hit a run of average form. Danny Welbeck, though continually improving, is by no means prolific and may well work more effectively in a wide attacking role.
The Man United boss may well be looking to play Van Persie alongside Wayne Rooney, a mouthwatering strike partnership that would surely strike fear into any defence in Europe.
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