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The Manchester City captain sang the praises of the Arsenal frontman ahead of Belgium's clash with Netherlands, but United remain favourites to secure the striker's signature

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has heaped praise on Arsenal striker Robin van Persie, insisting that any team would be made stronger by his arrival.

The Dutch forward's future has been subject to widespread speculation this summer after he revealed that he would not sign a new contract at the Emirates Stadium.

Both champions City and Italian giants Juventus have expressed their interest, but it appears that Manchester United are the frontrunners to secure the 29-year-old's signature.

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"It's very easy to say you want to play next to Robin van Persie," Kompany told Sky Sports.

"He's a great player. He's proved it so many times last season and any team he would play for he'd make it stronger."

The Belgium international is set to lock horns with the Gunners captain when his nation face Netherlands at the Koning Boudewijn Stadion on Wednesday evening in a friendly.

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