Arsenal FC have confirmed the sale of Striker Robin van Persie to Manchester United for an undisclosed fee.
Van Persie will travel to Manchester on Thursday to agree personal terms and complete a medical ahead of the proposed move.
The striker who refused to sign a contract extention was also linked to Rivals Manchester City but talks broke down due to demand by Manchester City board. Arsene Wenger will now look to add to his attack. Arsenal have reported to be interested in signing Wantaway Fernando Llorente.
I cannot fully describe how angry I am over this transfer and I cannot understand why Wenger or the club would let him go before his contact is finished. Do contracts mean nothing nowadays? That’s before getting into RVP’s decisions to leave.
I hated that City won the league last year by cheating the system and found myself preferring to see Man Utd to win the league. Now I cannot stand the sight of either City or Utd winning the league because it is clear they cannot do it on their own.
And why? Man City have always and will always be mid-table and when the money runs out they’ll be back there just like Chelsea. Man Utd have failed to redevelop their squad and only strength lies in a small handful of players. Had City not had their Tevez problems and the like Utd wouldn’t have finished where they did, and so if I were a United fan I’d be worrying for my team’s performance this year.
So to compensate they buy RVP? An injury prone striker who’s only had one decent, consistent season with Arsenal.
I will come back later and expand on some of my other thoughts about this but I’m still infuriated that the club has let its Captain (leave out of contract) a second time in consecutive seasons!