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Arsenal legend Adams against sale of van Persie

Tony Adams thinks Arsenal were wrong to sell striker Robin van Persie to Manchester United, reports BBC Sport. Without silverware since 2005, Arsenal let Van Persie join United for £24m.

"I thought Robin was a mistake," former Arsenal skipper Adams told BBC Sport. "I think he could have played for four or five more years.

"I hope they do go on and win everything. Realistically, I think they will fall short again."

The Holland international still had a year left on his contract but insisted he had no intention of signing a new deal.

"I wouldn't have made that decision [to sell Van Persie]," said Adams in an interview with Saturday's edition of Football Focus.

"Because I do believe if you want to win major trophies you need [the] best players."

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