Wenger said Arsenal had little choice but to let van Persie leave after the player engineered a move to one of their biggest rivals.
“We wanted to avoid it [the transfer] at all costs”, Wenger told Telefoot. “They have the advantage of having played against him and so they knew his class.
“He’s an outstanding player in every sense.”
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The start of the 2017-18 Premier League season is just around the corner and is shaping up to be one of the most competitive yet.
As always it is the so called “big clubs” that have splashed the most cash in the transfer window so far this summer. Manchester United or City? Arsenal or Tottenham? Who are the winners and losers of the transfer window so far?