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Wenger – Robin van Persie Will Stay At Arsenal
As we all know by now, van Persie has only 12 months left on his current contract and has yet to sign an extensions, despite holding talks with Wenger and chief executive Ivan Gazidis at the end of the season.
The striker is expected to resolve his future after this summers European championships, although Holland’s early exit from the tournament could force the Dutchman in to making his decision before the end of the month.
According to Sky Sports News, Premier League champions Manchester City are interested in signing the PFA Player of the Year, but it’s Italian side Juventus who are leading the chase for the 28-year-old.
However, Wenger has ruled out a switch to Italy , claiming no top player would move to Serie A and even said he’d buy reporters an ice cream if RVP did make the move.
“He will stay at Arsenal,” Wenger told the Italian newspaper La Repubblica.
“There is no reason why a top player, a big champion would want a move to Serie A – in terms of the prestige of the league, the level of play or financial considerations.
“If he moves there, I will buy you a caramello.”
Wenger is quoted as saying on Sky Sports News
A move to either Barcelona or Real Madrid could still be on the cards but should the Spanish giants pull out of the running, it leaves van Persie with few options other than to stay at the Emirates.
His own father said it would be ‘impossible’ for Robin to join another Premier League side, and if Arsene is confident his captain won’t move to Italy, where does that leave RVP?
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