Arsenal Confident RVP Will ‘Do A Rooney’ And Sign New Deal

By on July 14, 2012

With the summer transfer window in full swing, Football Talk will be keeping you up-to-date with all the latest transfer news throughout the summer. Today, Arsenal still hope striker Robin van Persie will sign a new contract.

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Arsenal remain confident they can persuade Robin van Persie to sign a new long-term contract with the club this summer, according to the Daily Mail.

The Gunners skipper released a controversial statement earlier this month where the striker questioned the clubs ambition before confirming his intention not to sign a new contract at the Emirates.

However, a ‘well placed club insider’ has told the Mail that Arsenal are still confident that the 28-year-old will sign a new deal, as they feel the statement was nothing more than a cunning ploy by his agent Kees Vos as part of on-going contract negotiations.

The saga is reminiscent of Wayne Rooney’s contract wrangle back in 2010, when the England striker announced his decision to leave Old Trafford after talks over a new deal broke down only to sign a new long-term contract days later after being offered more money by the club.

Arsenal have so far offered Van Persie a three year deal worth £130,000-per-week, plus a £5m loyalty bonus if he put pen-to-paper, but the player will be hopeful of getting an improved offer following his statement.

Van Persie is due to return to pre-season training with the Gunners next week and boss Arsene Wenger will hold face-to-face talks with his captain to try and persuade him to stay in north London.

If Arsenal are unable to tie RVP down, it’s believed that Wenger is willing to sanction a quick sale this summer so he has the time and the funds to reinvest in his squad.

Football Talk Verdict

This sounds like wishful thinking to me. As an Arsenal fan, i’d love this to be true but i just can’t see it. It’s a dangerous game to play and Van Persie has always maintained money isn’t his motive, it’s winning triphies that he wants.

Rooney’s situation was a lot different. He was at Manchester United, who regularly win silverware, so when Wayne announced his decision to leave due to the club not being able to match his ambitions, most would have been able to see straight through him and realise he was simply holding United to ransom and wanting more cash.

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Arsenal haven’t won anything since 2005, so it’s far more believable that Van Persie would want to leave in order to win things. Sorry Gooners, as disappointing as it was to hear, i think Van Persie meant every word of his statement.

Do you think RVP’s statement was just a ploy to squeeze more money out the club? Get involved in the comments section.

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13 Comments

  1. Kcosby

    July 14, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    He’s staying put,cos with giroud&podolski in there he knws d stress on him has bn relieved a little bit&he’s waiting 4a midfield addition&mayb a back up keeper&then salary increase of £150k,cos he wnts arsenal2break their wage structure,bet me,arsenal might go on an invisible season again,he wnts2win@least a trophy with arsenal2be a legend&to c his moulded sculpture in front of d emirates stadium4eva.in arsene i believe.cosby d gunner till i breath my last air!!

    • Toskany

      July 14, 2012 at 11:46 pm

      @ kosby u ar a true gooners fan, i support every aspect of ur comment, it’s people like u we nid in arsenal fc. Gunners till i ceased 2 opperate!!!

  2. Muhammad

    July 14, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    Well, i guess RVP should leave the gunners and look for trophy

    • mystic

      July 14, 2012 at 8:57 pm

      ow aout teaming up wit Podolski & Giroud and look for Trophies at Arsenal, o does he no believe he will stay fit to be of enough use.

  3. demongooner returns

    July 14, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    never fails to impress me all these players who want to win trophies more then worry about money lol
    and it amazes me how a rvp can only produce one good season in 7 seasons and it not his fault we not won anything players today are over paid over protected and overated

  4. nicky

    July 14, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    If all this rubbish was the fault of RVP’s greedy agent alone, why didn’t Van Persie issue a denial immediately. NO,for whatever reason, IMO, the die has been cast and Arsenal must act quickly to transfer the guy AND obtain a replacement (Sneijder?) during the summer Window.
    No mucking about like last year.

  5. mark

    July 14, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    van persie has said all along that money is not important to him. if it is a ploy, it is to pressure the club into making some serious signings so they can challenge for titles.

  6. pa vic

    July 14, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    pls stp dis ,we ave borne in mind and infact prepared our mind he’ll leave,telln us he may make rooney pricks n unsetlles us.i dnt really care about him ie to hell with him.

  7. Lee

    July 14, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    Can t believe you?!?! U want this guy back????? what a bunch of losers!

  8. netsanet takele

    July 15, 2012 at 5:47 am

    Why arsenal to do the work holding Rvp to potential player please arsen wenger do not beggining

  9. patosky

    July 15, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    enogh of all these talks about rvp staying or leaving. gunners should nt allow one player to hold them to ransom jst bcause he played injury free last season and netted highest goals in EPL.I bet u he may not perform anyfin more than just average elsewhere. rvp is gud, but Arsenal too plays gud ftball and wit d new signings, we can lift silverware witout hm nxt season. wit or without rvp, gunners will be gud comming season.
    C’mon fans, no fears! GUNNERS 4 LIFE.

  10. keyamo ovie charles

    July 15, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    Van persie should stay but if he refuses,let him take d next flight out of emirate,d earlier d better

  11. reece

    July 15, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    I’m confedint rvp will stay at arensal because I can c him in a other besides arensal he’s ou captain if arensal give him more money he will stay with us and hell give man united and any other team nightmares . I say this with no hesatation he will stay at arensal!

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