Manchester United have confirmed that Robin van Persie has completed his move to Old Trafford.
Despite Arsenal fans secretly hoping that the Dutchman’s right leg was literally made of chocolate and thus a medical liability, it appears he’s managed to persuade Sir Alex Ferguson that light jogging doesn’t make his bones snap.
He’s signed a four year contract which means Arsenal have until 2016 to prove that he’s made a huge fucking mistake in moving to the North-West.
Speaking bullishly about life after Van Persie, Arsene Wenger stressed that his side can still compete at the top of the Premier League.
“We have lost world-class players before and we have always survived.
“We wanted to keep Robin van Persie. The reality is when the player doesn’t want to stay, you have two ways – you either force him to stay, or you accept the reality and let him go. I’ve chosen the second solution.
“I know it’s a massive challenge and a massive gamble I took, but I feel that we have the quality to deal with the problem we have.”
Let’s hope the reported £24 million fee is spent wisely.