MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Robin outpost Persie became a latest big-name actor to trip from Arsenal’s grasp when a Netherlands striker finished his pierce to Manchester United on a four-year understanding on Friday.
Van Persie concluded personal terms and upheld a medical hearing to finish a send that is believed to have cost United about 24 million pounds ($38 million).
“I am looking brazen to following in a footsteps of so many good strikers, bringing my knowledge and personification my partial to assistance a group contest for a biggest trophies in a game,” Van Persie said. “I can’t wait to get started.”
While Arsenal will be happy to have recouped such a large price for a 29-year-old actor who has had many damage problems in his 8 years during a club, Van Persie’s depart though deprives manager Arsene Wenger of his captain and a league’s tip scorer final deteriorate with 30 goals.
In fact, Van Persie becomes a fifth Arsenal captain to leave a bar given 2004, after Patrick Vieira, Thierry Henry, William Gallas and, in a preseason of 2011, Cesc Fabregas.
Van Persie’s destiny during Arsenal has looked dour ever given he released a matter on his personal website final month observant he disagreed with a instruction a bar was heading. The London group hasn’t won a prize given 2005, when it kick United on penalties to constraint a FA Cup.
“Let me make one thing clear, we don’t wish things to get twisted,” Van Persie said. “From my side and Arsenal’s side now, there are no tough feelings. It’s only certain elements are critical for me and we had opposite views.”
The Netherlands general also spoke of his fad during personification alongside players such as Wayne Rooney, Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs.
“Of march I’d adore to play with Wayne,” Van Persie said. “”I’ve pronounced many times before he is a world-class actor all-round.
“Scholes and Giggs are universe category and have been proof it for 20 years now. That had a large impact (in my decision), definitely. I’d like to contend we are all in it together to grasp greatness.”
Manchester City and Juventus primarily showed seductiveness in Van Persie, though Ferguson confirmed his office of a Dutchman, who could now make his entrance opposite Everton in United’s Premier League opener during Goodison Park on Monday.
Van Persie’s depart provides serve justification that Arsenal can no longer contest with a likes of City, United and Chelsea.
In a past 3 years, Samir Nasri, Gael Clichy, Emmanuel Adebayor and Kolo Toure have all assimilated big-spending City, that won a English pretension final season. Fabregas left to join Barcelona, widely seen as a best group in universe football, and now a artificial Van Persie has departed.
Wenger has already brought in Olivier Giroud and Lukas Podolski in expectation of Van Persie being sold, definition there is no need for a last-minute signings that happened on send deadline day final Aug after a demure sales of Nasri and Fabregas.
Van Persie will join an aggressive section during Old Trafford that already includes Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck and Javier Hernandez. Dimitar Berbatov is also still during United, though is expected to leave to make approach for Van Persie.
He is United’s third signing of a preseason, after Japan playmaker Shinji Kagawa from Borussia Dortmund and midfielder Nick Powell from English lower-league group Crewe Alexandra.
“Robin is a world-class striker with a proven record in England and in European football,” United manager Alex Ferguson said. “His talents need no introduction to the fans — he has scored a series of goals opposite us in some classical battles with his former club.
“His movement, finishing and all-round ability are outstanding.”