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Thursday, August 16, 2012
Transfer news: Robin van Persie is set to leave the Gunners
Arsenal legend Ray Parlour believes the impending sale of Robin van Persie to Manchester United as the end of their reign as a title challenger.
The two clubs spent 10 years fighting for the major trophies but now the Gunners are set to sell their best player to their league rivals.
“It’s been years since Arsenal sold a player to Manchester United,” he said. “I think it was Frank Stapleton [in 1981].
“They were always our massive rivals and I know we sold a lot of players to Manchester City but Manchester United were always our rivals and we didn’t want to help them.
“It’s a big blow for Arsenal but I’m just hoping with the money they receive from the transfer that Arsene Wenger has got a replacement in mind.”