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Arsenal have been somewhat falling apart piece by piece ever since the end of the Vieira-Keane era of British football. Since then the rise of the coin has been the headline in English football. Coin which Arsenal for all their dignity and self sufficiency have been unable to match.
The Premier league top scorer of the 2011/12 season is set to be the latest loss for the Gunners. The club has officially agreed on terms for a transfer for a undisclosed fee thought to be in the region of £20 million or €25 million.
Van Persie will travel to Manchester to complete the talks as expected and perform a medical examination. If this goes off without a hitch then expect Robin Van Persie to be dressed in a different shade of red this coming season.
It has to be wondered in a deal of €25 million for a 29 year old with an injury stricken past, who actually benefits the most? Arsenal or Manchester United? Certainly the loss of the talismanic attacker is going to be something the Gunners will struggle to cope with.
Manchester Utd fans on the other hand can only be wearing smiles after gaining one of the top players the Premiership has seen in recent years. This kind of coup from one of their biggest rivals will be something to boast about for years to come should Van Persie agree terms tomorrow.