The Dutchman today completed his £24million move to Old Trafford, signing a four-year deal, and was happy to say that it was a simple decision to head to such a famous outfit.
"Everyone knows by now that I'm a lover of football. I'm quite principled in that prospect. It's always difficult to find a perfect match but I do feel this is the perfect match for me,” he said.
"Manchester United breathe football. If you look at all players at the club, the stadium and the manager, my choice was made based on those things.
"When I have to make hard decisions, I always listen to the little boy inside me and what he wants. That little boy was screaming for Manchester United."
He added: "I'm proud to be here and looking forward to achieving big things with Manchester United.
"Arsenal are a big club but for me it's a big challenge to get to know players here.
"I had a good session this morning - I noticed every single person was really helpful. It's a friendly club like I'm used to, so it's not a big difference. The language is the same."