Robin Van Persie
File photo of Arsenal's Van Persie celebrating goal during their English Premier League soccer match in LondonReuters

In a bid to bring back the Premier League title, Manchester United has finally completed the much-talked-about deal with its rival Arsenal on transfer of its main stricker Robin Van Persie for reported fee of £23m.

Arsenal has confirmed that Robin van Persie will be moving to Manchester United.

"Arsenal Football Club can confirm that terms have been agreed for the transfer of Robin van Persie to Manchester United," reads a statement in Arsenal official site

"Van Persie will travel to Manchester on Thursday in order to agree personal terms and complete a medical ahead of the proposed move."

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger's loss is Sir Alex Ferguson's gain. It is reported that the former reluctantly agreed to sell Persie, as he was adamant on leaving the team, while the latter was keen to rope in the stricker from Netherland to resurrect the club, which suffered a huge following the exit of Cristiano Ronaldo.

Manchester United has announced that the Dutch player will move to Old Trafford from Arsenal soon.

"Manchester United is pleased to announce it has reached agreement with Arsenal Football Club for the transfer of Robin van Persie. The deal is subject to a medical and the agreement of personal terms. A further announcement will be made in due course," said a statement from the club.

It is reported that the Manchester camp is upbeat on learning that Van Persie is joining the club. Striker Wayne Rooney, midfielder Michael Carrick and others have reported expressed their happiness on learning the news of the transfer.

Meanwhile, Arsenal seems to have got a replacement of Van Persie in Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud.