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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