“It Is Going To Be Difficult For Arsenal To Hold Onto Robin van Persie”

By on November 8, 2011

Football pundit Graeme Souness has questioned whether Arsenal can keep hold of club captain Robin van Persie and worries the Gunners may be forced to sell their prized asset this summer.

RVP has been linked with a move away from the club after he refused to discuss a new deal. The Dutch striker has just over 18 months to run on his current deal, and former Liverpool man Souness feels Arsenal may end losing their star player just like they lost Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri this summer. He wrote in his column for the Daily Star Sunday:

“It is going to be difficult for Arsenal to hold onto Robin van Persie.

“I fear they could lose their Dutch striker, just as they lost skipper Cesc Fabregas to Barca for £33million and fellow midfielder Samir Nasri for £25m to Man City in the summer.

“Top players look for two things – what they are going to be paid and if they can win things.

“Van Persie will probably discover he can earn more money elsewhere, at a club with more chance of lifting trophies – but it might take a £30m fee to sign him.”

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14 Comments

  1. isaac gundani

    November 8, 2011 at 10:15 am

    van persie is not going anywhere. he is staying at the gunners.

  2. fathi

    November 8, 2011 at 10:41 am

    rvp is not going any where and he happy to stay arsenal if he stay arsenal i believe to win player of the year… thanks all gunners fans

  3. antoine

    November 8, 2011 at 10:48 am

    Van Persie is committed to Arsenal Fc, stop speculating and trying to creat panic amongst the fans.
    Robin is not stupid, he can see Arsenal and have a very bright present and future. I beileve the board will make him an offer he cannot refuse and anyway I don’t believe he’s money driven. If RVP does decide to go, well he’s got my blessing, he’s been a fantastic player for the club and spent 9 years here. But I believe he like Wilshere will be a gooner for life.

    • AMEER

      November 8, 2011 at 3:24 pm

      he better stay…we kept our faith in him through all of his injury problems….

  4. Byron

    November 8, 2011 at 11:00 am

    He WILL Stay damn press just trying to start speculation

  5. pdox11

    November 8, 2011 at 11:23 am

    RVP will stay at Arsenal to become a legend. No reason to go elsewhere to fade away like the others. Yet again the press stirring shit up as there is nothing better to do.

  6. Abner

    November 8, 2011 at 11:42 am

    Whatz all this? Is it about money or trophy? We got all the qualities for both, and Robin exit will only diminished that.

  7. famubo joshua

    November 8, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    Arsenal should make sure they hold him very tight he is not going any where

  8. Ndegwa

    November 8, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    RvP is going nowhere. It took fabregas 2yrs before he reluctantly left with a buy back clouse to Arsenal.rvp is no different.he is scoring and he is creating goals.his form is grooving al over the team.i trust he will get a raise he deserves it.

  9. Goon in 60 Seconds

    November 8, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    It is clear what is happening with VP, he WILL stay IF some investment is made. Not huge, but 1 maybe two stars, for depth. Look at what Van Basten said, robin has the power, he wants to stay, and he wants to win with us, he just thinks we need depth, Despite what people think, Wenger will NOT want to lose VP and would literally do anything to keep him. VP is the most powerful thing at arsenal right now, he has the power in his hands, I think Goetze or Mvilla or both could arrive due to robins “stalling” in his contract

  10. Frikel

    November 8, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    No player is indispensable, if he leaves today, another player will rise and take his place.

  11. Johndavis

    November 8, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    Vp is going no where I can bet my last coin for that its just the media trying to bring panic within AFC fans. You wont leave a club when you are on your top form & wining games & can see prospect in wining a title, would you?

  12. The Heff

    November 8, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    Hopefully we can permanantly offload some players permanantly and free up some wages to give to Van Persie instead. Some names that come to mind are Almunia, Denilson, Chamackh and Squillaci, surely theres at least £160k p/w freed up with those 4 alone (if not more). I don’t want to sell Bendtner, I think his year at Sunderland only serves to benefit his game as it did Wellbeck and I still feel his can play a significant role for the Gunners provided he’s happy to understand he won’t play every game.

  13. rafeeq

    November 9, 2011 at 6:03 am

    Sell – Chamak, Squilaci, Almunia, Denilson, Diaby, Almunia, these players dnt even feature nd they are not needed, give VP a pay hike and buy Gotze + Podolski….. And bring back Vela

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