Arsenal winger Theo Walcott admits he was sorry to see Robin van Persie leave for Manchester United. Walcott admits he was close to the Dutchman.

He told The Sun: "You always miss your best players and he's a great man and great professional. I wish him good luck at Manchester United. He's always looked after me and always backed me up. I do miss him but you've just got to get on with it and wish him all the best."