Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger insists the London club was left with "no choice" but to sell Robin van Persie to Manchester United.
"He is at Manchester United, unfortunately for us. The transfer was finalised in the afternoon," said Wenger whilst working for French TV station TF1.
"It's never great to lose players of that quality but he only had a year contract so we do not have a choice.
"We have already recruited since we bought [
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