Van Persie dagger to Arsenal heart… Walcott next

Ex-Gunner captain: Man Utd and me perfect match

Arsene Wenger and Arsenal believe there is nothing to be lost from Robin Van Persie going to Manchester United. 

Except now the endless comments from a former Arsenal captain and someone who last year, rescued the side from free-fall. 

Add to that the fact that Theo Walcott may be on his bike as well, given he has not yet signed a new contract, and Arsenal are looking at off-the-pitch issues, derailing their new buys.

The £22million Van Persie, who could make his debut at Everton on Monday, said: “Why United? They breathe football. The choice was made very soon in my mind. 

"You look at all the players, the stadium, the manager — it’s all here. 

“I think everyone knows me by now, I love football. 

“It’s always difficult to find a perfect match but I think this is a perfect match for me.”

Walcott’s future, meanwhile, hangs in the balance.

Arsenal manager Wenger admitted: “We are still trying to extend his deal.”

Midfielder Alex Song is also said to be close to a £15million switch to Barcelona.

Wenger added: “When a player doesn’t want to stay you either force him or you let him go.”

 

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