Date: 17th August 2012 at 11:41am
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Manchester have completed the signing of and at last put to bed one of the summer’s longest transfer sagas.

With just a year left on his deal, Van Persie confirmed his intention to leave at the start of July, and thus a tussle between , and for the striker’s signature ensued.

Slowly and slowly both City and Juventus fell by the wayside as United emerged as the strongest candidates for his signature.

Last week complained that Arsenal were holding out, trying to make a deal with any other club but United, but  on Wednesday night it emerged that united and Arsenal had come to an agreement on the transfer of the 29 year old striker.

Last night the Premier League top scorer underwent a medical at Manchester’s Bridge Water Hospital and now the club has confirmed the 4 year deal has been completed in time for Van Persie to feature against .