Wenger – Robin van Persie Will Stay At Arsenal

By on June 20, 2012

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has claimed Robin van Persie will stay at Arsenal this summer.

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.

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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?

Where do you think RV will be playing next season? Get involved in the comments section.

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5 Comments

  1. REN VASSILLIOU

    June 20, 2012 at 9:23 am

    he is not going anywhere, he will be there to share the glory that he has been missing all these years , it’s only around the corner Robin, STAY TO ENJOY THE SUCCESS …

  2. Kunle the analyser

    June 20, 2012 at 9:47 am

    It’s hard to guess what is going on, while wenger has bought two strikers already. I think real Madrid are the only club he could move too, barcelona don’t have the money, he won’t move to city and juve- hahaha. Van Persie to stay! I am puzzled as to why we didn’t move for gusseppi Rossi instead of giroud, he is proven and quality and would probably be cheap now villereal are relegated.

  3. Mustapha Najamaga Gagarawa

    June 20, 2012 at 9:57 am

    He wll remain a gunner til a fantastic glory arrive.

  4. terry bull

    June 20, 2012 at 10:07 am

    kunle – probably because rossi won’t be fit until the 2013/14 season !!

  5. mystic

    June 20, 2012 at 10:22 am

    Read RvP’s father’s comments in full. He did not simply rule out a move to another PL club, but also to Spain Barca and Real cannot ‘pull out of the runing’ as they were never init in the first place.

    I take it that you are in the know then as you clearly state ‘As we all know by now, van Persie has only 12 months left on his current contract and has yet to sign an extensions’, I don’t know that he hasn’t.

    You are assuming that the contract was put to him in the first place and not conditional on comming back uninjured from the euros.

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