From Manchester United’s official site:
Manchester United is pleased to announce it has reached agreement with Arsenal Football Club for the transfer of Robin Van Persie. The deal is subject to a medical and the agreement of personal terms. A further announcement will be made in due course.
Well, it’s almost over. Going to cry in a corner for a bit.
— David Ornstein (@bbcsport_david) August 15, 2012
Devastating. A joke. Emotionally crippling. Devastating.
As an Arsenal supporter I’d been preparing for this day for a long time. And even so I sit here in shock. Any title ambition the club once had is dead. They’ve sold their star to arguably their biggest rival. Forgive me if I can’t champion this bit of ‘good business’ right now. When it rains it pours.
On August 15th 2011 Arsenal sold their captain, Cesc Fabregas. Exactly one year later the Gunners have done it again.