They’re set to strike £22m deal with United

Gunners give in on RVP They're set to strike £22m deal with United

ARSENAL were last night set to cave in and strike a deal with Manchester United for Robin van Persie.

They are ready to start serious talks with United boss Alex Ferguson hoping to seal a £22million move before the weekend’s Premier League opener.

United and Italian giants Juventus have yet to improve offers of £15m.

But Van Persie, 29, was jeered by his own fans in Sunday’s win over Cologne in Germany and is now desperate for a move to be completed.

United see that as the opening to force through a deal.

Arsenal were demanding £25m for the Dutch striker, who has just one year left on his contract.

But the club will now settle for less — rather than have a player on their books who does not want to be there and could become a hate figure for the fans.

RVP scored 37 goals in all competitions last term, 30 of them in the Premier League.