Robin van Persie became the latest big-name player to slip from Arsenal’s grasp when the Netherlands striker completed his move to Manchester United on a four-year deal on Friday.
Van Persie agreed personal terms and passed a medical examination to complete a transfer that is believed to have cost United about 24 million pounds ($38 million).
“I am looking forward to following in the footsteps of so many great strikers, bringing my experience and playing my part to help the team compete for the biggest trophies in the game,” van Persie said. “I can’t wait to get started.”
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