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Arsenal Hint At Van Persie Decision After ‘Good’ Talks

Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis has hinted that a decision has already been made over the future of star striker Robin van Persie following ‘good’ talks.

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Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis has revealed the club held ‘good’ talks with striker Robin van Persie but insists they won’t be making any announcement on the players future until after the European championships.

Van Persie has only one year remaining on his contract and held talks about his future with manager Arsene Wenger and chief executive Ivan Gazidis at the end of last season.

No announcement over the Dutchman’s future was made following the meeting, despite Arsene Wenger previously insisting he wanted his captain’s contract situation sorted before the Euro’s began.

However, Gazidis has described the discussion with RVP as ‘good’ and hinted that a decision over his future has already been reached, after saying they will make an announcement at the right time.

Speaking to, Gazidis said:

“Robin sat down with us at the end of the season and we had a good discussion. What we agreed at that meeting was that we would keep all the discussions we had over the summer to ourselves and make announcements when it is the right time. We have to respect the fact we have agreed to keep that among ourselves. Robin is clearly focused on the Euros at the moment and we wish him well, and at the right time we will make the right announcements. But at the moment we are not saying anything.”

The question many Arsenal fans will be asking themselves is; why delay making an announcement if it’s positive news?

If the talks were ‘good’ as Gazidis claims and van Persie was going to extend his stay at the Emirates, why would anyone want to wait until after the Euro’s before letting people know?  Surely the fact they are waiting suggests that Van Persie has decided not to sign a new contract?

Perhaps we’re reading too much into his comments, but you get the feeling it’s going to be another loooooong summer for Arsenal fans.

What do Gooners think of Ivan’s comments? Get involved in the comments section.



  1. Bogwasher

    June 6, 2012 at 10:09 am

    It can only suggest that he’s not signing a new contract and to announce that right now would desrupt his focus on the euro’s
    The talks cannot have been that “Good” otherwise this situation wouldn’t be prolonged

    • mystic

      June 6, 2012 at 12:28 pm

      Tosh – why the hell would Arsenal care about his focus at the euros.

      Unfortunately is doesn’t say the talks were good, but that they had ‘a good discussion’, which would suggest to me that plenty of topics were covered.

  2. Osuolale mc

    June 6, 2012 at 10:10 am

    God go purnish u ppl whti dos nonsens wey u na day do.better sing player befor it 2 late idiot cooch

  3. Man Ejii in Odu

    June 6, 2012 at 10:45 am

    I just hope he sign but even though it happen otherwise we’ll not mis him cos we dnt use to mis any of our departed players like that..

  4. mystic

    June 6, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    let him go before his contract runs out and Arsenal will remain to be seen as a selling club.

    12 months of Podolski and RvP is better than none and if they gell, quite possibly a prudent financial decision as well.

  5. Bluemoon

    June 6, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    RVP will remain to the club until the contact expired and say good bye . He is the Arsenal fanclub and player that he only needs the team to success and winning the trophy but in this situation ,no sign form team and board to show to try to back on tract to be there that made him hurtand think to leave form team if the next season , the Arsenal successes and win ,it may be made RVP to contact the team.

  6. Montlenyane

    June 6, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    Guys, come on, its clear the talks were dffclt nd tense,RvP made it clear dat he is not signing bfor they bring quality…Ivan knws dat they wont bring anybdy, mark his words”he is at d euros nd w wish him the best”, look this guys r using RvP s injury as a bait in this case.
    They knwdat if he gets injured he wil hv no choice bt sign!!! Besides ds is only meant to divert the proposed question frm AST meeting!!!!

  7. Kol6

    June 6, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    Hes already signed.a guna always a guna

  8. ken

    June 7, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    RVPs move won’t affect arsenal coz many arsenal players who were betterthan van went nd the team as always remain strong .The German ‘l do wat he used to

  9. Busta

    June 7, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    Pls arsen wenger if u want rvp stay pls buy a good good player like belhanda,adam jhonson,cabaye ok if u do this rvp will be stay.

  10. spotty

    June 12, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    Van should pack asap if he wants to win any trophy. At Arsenal no trophies at all for years to come.

  11. Gamachu Wake

    June 13, 2012 at 7:05 am

    If arsenal want van persie to stay wenger must sign another striker who assist van.
    van want to win a trophy with arsenal ;but to win play maker players are needed.

  12. Vedaste

    June 16, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    It’s nolonger a secret Robin’s leaving arsenal. There would be no reason to hide it if he was to stay as this would disturb nobody. More than that there was no time when we heard Wenger insisting on signing a player having another one like he’s now doing for Giroud.

  13. Dylan

    June 25, 2012 at 9:24 am

    Guys, his future had already been sorted. Rvp held arsenal 2 a ransome n demand arsenal 2 show him their future plans and how serious they are about winning trophies coz thats mattered 2 hm. And now dat Wenger has made t clear by bringing in quality, rvp’s deal is as gud as signed

  14. Osseh

    June 25, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    I think rvp will sign cos de gunners chiefs has promise of quality arival but he want to see first bf he sign.

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