Deadly attacker has only been in the north west for one season.
Manchester United front man Robin van Persie has revealed that his former club Arsenal did have a say in which club the Dutchman ended up playing for this season, according to reports the Sports Review.
The coveted Netherlands international was the subject of intense interest in his services last summer after deciding that he wanted to bring down the curtain on his illustrious eight-year association with the north London giants.
United, as well as fellow Premier League giants Manchester City and Serie A champions Juventus, were all reportedly keen to sign the forward, however, in the end the 29-year-old opted to go with his heart and sign for the Red Devils in a deal that was eventually worth £24 million.
And, Van Persie went on to prove that he was worth every penny of that transfer fee as his 30 goals in just 48 matches in all competitions, including 26 strikes in only 38 Premier League fixtures, helped propel Sir Alex Ferguson’s side towards a record-breaking 20th top-flight title, and 13th in Premier League.
“It was [difficult] because it wasn’t only me who decided where I went to play,” Van Persie told United’s official website.
“I also depended on my former club as well and how they saw it. And then of course you always have these games that the directors play.
“It’s a bit like a rollercoaster. Some days it is looking good and other days it is worse.
“You don’t really know what to expect because things can change so quickly.
“It normally depends on the player and the two teams, but in my case, there were two other teams involved as well.
“One was [Manchester] City and the other one was Juventus. So it was a bit hectic but I always wanted this transfer from day one.
“Me and Sir Alex knew that it would be a bumpy road, but I think that it shows that if you really want something then nothing is impossible. I am glad it happened.”