PICTURES: Robin van Persie’s career in full

It was reported last night that Manchester United and Arsenal have agreed a £24m fee to take last season’s Premier League top scorer to the North West.

This is the fourth time in seven years that Arsenal’s captain has left the club, with Van Persie following in the footsteps of Patrick Vieira (Juventus), Thierry Henry (Barcelona) and Cesc Fabregas (Barcelona).