Arsenal’s manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed the fact that, unfortunately, captain Robin Van Persie will leave for Manchester United. The Frenchman has admitted that he was forced into selling Robin and that there wasn’t much he could do, despite the fact that he wanted to keep the Dutchman.
According to Wenger, the striker’s position will be filled by Giroud and Podolski’s arrivals, the club having previously stated that the French striker had been brought in to boost the attacking options.
“He is at Manchester United, unfortunately for us. The transfer was finalised in the afternoon,” said Wenger whilst working for French TV station TF1 on Wednesday.
“It’s never great to lose players of that quality but he only had a year contract so we do not have a choice.”
“We have already recruited since we Giroud and Podolski who originally were intended to offset the departure of van Persie,” he concluded.
Robin had the greatest season in his life last term, so it’s sad to see him go, but Arsenal have to go on fighting without him. The departures of Nasri and Fabregas left Arsenal fighting to get the third spot last season, so hopefully now having lost only one player and having brought three very important ones, perhaps the Gunners will be able to make those who left regret their actions.