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Villa signing Vlaar convinced about move by Arsenal's Van Persie

Aston Villa signing Ron Vlaar was convinced about his move from Feyenoord by Arsenal ace Robin van Persie.

Vlaar arrived at Villa Park yesterday following a £3m move from Feyenoord.

The 27-year-old said: "I talked to Robin during the European Championships, when we were together with the ­national side. He said that if I got the chance to play in England, I should get myself over here - and here I am!

"It's a big loss if Robin leaves England because he is a great player. No, he didn't tell me where he might be going."

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