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Van Persie Hints At Arsenal Stay After Declaring He’s A ‘True Gunner’

Arsenal striker Robin van Persie has hinted he could sign a new contract in the summer after declaring his love for the club and claiming he’s a true gunner.

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Afternoon Gooners. Some interesting words coming from star striker Robin van Persie today after the Sun quote him as hinting that he could sign a new contract in the summer after declaring his love for the club.

We all know by now that RVP’s contract will enter its final year this summer leaving the club in a precarious position, very similar to the situation we found ourselves in with Samir Nasri and Gael Clichy last summer.

Many pundits feel its only a matter of time before the Dutchman leaves the Emirates and jets off to join one of the big-two in Spain, but i really don’t think the situation is as clear cut as some suggest, and the quotes emanating today only reinforce my belief further.

Robin has been quoted as declaring his love for the club and claiming he’s a “true gooner”. Hardly the words of a man thinking of leaving any time soon. He also revealed that he and manager Arsene Wenger often discuss things but he will sit down with the “president” as well in the summer. Here’s what he said in the Sun newspaper:

“I have been there for eight years and I’m proud. At the end of the season I will it down with the trainer and the president. Then we make a cup of coffee all together.

“I am a true Gunner. I love this club and that’s no secret. We will soon talk about many things. I do quite often with the trainer anyway. Only later on is the president there.”

It’s obvious the guy simply loves the club and want’s to stay, but i think he just needs to make sure we’re going to be competitive on the pitch for the final years of his career before he commits his future. He’s previously stated his love for London and likes the fact his children are growing up here, so he just needs to make sure we’re heading in the right direction.

The only thing that could sway him is if we miss out on Champions League football, but even then i’m not convinced he’d definitely leave. Maybe i’m just being naive? But i really think he want’s to stay, and i believe he will.



  1. Asim Mahmood

    February 28, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    You are not being naive, i do share the same thoughts.

  2. Andre

    February 28, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    VP is a great player and will not leave for the money, trophies or any other superficial reason. HE IS A GOOONER.

    i just think the worst reason to leave a club like arsenal is ‘to win trophies and challenge for titles’ (nasri, clichy, ade, toure we all know it was the money) very simply because the only reason arnt winning trophies is because these players are leaving.

    if your not good enough to win a trophy with a club like arsenal then you shouldn’t be good enough to win a trophy with anyone else. If you look at the Arsenal uninjured first team, we should be winning cups and challenging for the league, then if you add in players Like Cesc, Nasri and Clichy for sure we would have won something.

    Leaving a club like Arsenal to win trophies only shows your doubt in your own talents. when it comes down to it its the players on the pitch who win football matches.

  3. Ukpunisher

    February 28, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    Just the fact you are questioning your possible naïveté proves that you are not naive

    You are however positively hopeful. Which we could probably do with more of!

  4. karis

    February 28, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    RVP will not join Man city or Chelsi no matter how many cups and saucers they win; Barca can not bid more than 35m for him which Arsenal can comfortably reject; but what if Madrid offered 55m or more(he’s better than Ronaldo); do yu see the ‘president’ refusing that kind of money?

  5. Oleg Luzuny

    February 28, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    what a true role model

  6. GUnners

    February 28, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    He should retire at arsenal if wenger spends this summer! But if arsene does not, then RVP may leave and if he does I don’t blame him. Arsenal also need a Champions League qualification to secure his services.
    Sagna Koscielny Verm Verthongen
    Wilshere Song

    • GUnners

      February 28, 2012 at 6:44 pm

      Walcott/Gervinho AOC

      Andre Ter-Stergen (GK)
      Jenkinson Mertesacker Miquel Gibbs
      Coquelin Arteta
      Ramsey Matias Suarez

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