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08/16/2012 07:35 pm ET | Updated Nov 09, 2012

Robin Van Persie Transfer: Piers Morgan Goes On Twitter Rant After Arsenal Sells Star

As is becoming a rite of summer, Arsenal has let another top talent leave the Emirates for greener pastures.

The latest Gunner to change shirts is Robin Van Persie.

The Dutch striker, who led the Premier League with 30 goals during the 2011-12 campaign, will play for Manchester United next season. The departure of RVP rubs salt in the still festering wounds left by the recent exits of Cesc Fabregas (Barcelona), Samir Nasri (Manchester City), Gael Clichy (City), Emmanuel Eboue (Galatasaray), Mathieu Flamini (Milan) and more.

Among the many voicing frustrations with the club, as well as with Van Persie, was CNN host Piers Morgan. As anyone who follows Morgan on Twitter is well aware, he is an unabashed Arsenal supporter.

He began tweeting about the impending deal before it was confirmed on Wedndesday, first aiming his 140-character darts at Ivan Gazidis, the chief executive of the club.

Soon enough, Van Persie became the focal point of Morgan's outrage.

With the deal confirmed, Morgan vented a bit more at his two initial tagets, while also saving some vitriol for a few old friends.

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