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.” Photo: Phil Noble/Reuters
Look closely at this photo: A man was arrested for throwing a bottle at Usain Bolt and the seven other competitors mere seconds before the start of the Olympic 100 metre final. He also happened to be sitting next to judo bronze medallist Edith Bosch. Uh oh.
Euro 2012 draw Netherland’s manager Bert Van Marwijk smiles after being drawn in Group B after the draw ceremony of the Euro 2012 football championships. England were drawn in Group D with co-hosts Ukraine, Sweden and two-time winners France. Netherlands ended up in Group B with Germany, Denmark and Portugal. Photo: Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images