RVP exit frustrates Wenger
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has admitted there was nothing he could do to stop the club from agreeing to sell Robin van Persie.
The 29-year-old striker, who was formidable in the Premier League last season, had been linked for some time with a move to Manchester United but a deal was finally agreed between the two clubs on Wednesday evening.
Only agreeing personal terms and completing a medical stand in the way of van Persie's move to Old Trafford, after months of speculation about the Dutch international's future.
Despite bringing in the region of £24m to the north London club on a player whose contract runs out next summer, Wenger has been disappointed to lose his captain to the Red Devils, who can be backed using your free bet this season.
He told French TV station TF1 on Wednesday: "He is at Manchester United, unfortunately for us. The transfer was finalised in the afternoon.
"It's never great to lose players of that quality but he only had a year contract so we do not have a choice."
Once van Persie has completed his move to United, he will be in line to feature for their first game of the Premier League season against Everton at Goodison Park on Monday.