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Arsenal Prepared To Sell Van Persie

There has been a new twist in the Robin van Persie transfer saga, with reports claiming Arsenal will sell the striker if he demands a move away from the club

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Arsenal are prepared to sell star striker Robin van Persie this summer if the Dutchman insist he want’s a move, according to the Mirror.

Van Persie has just one year left on his current contract and held talks over his future with manager Arsene Wenger and chief executive Ivan Gazidis at the end of last season.

The Gunners are desperate for RVP to sign an extension this summer, but the fears are in North London that he will refuse to sign the new record £130,000-a-week package they have on the table.

The Mirror claim that Arsenal officials are willing to hold the player to his final year and risk losing him for nothing next summer, but in a new twist they will let him go this summer should van Persie force the issue and demand a move in a similar fashion to Samir Nasri and Cesc Fabregas last year.

Should the 30-goal striker leave, Juventus are becoming the clear favourites to sign him. Manchester City will have to offload either Eden Dzeko or Carlos Tevez before buying while Real Madrid may also have to sell Gonzalo Higuain before they could look at bringing in another striker.

Van Persie’s father Bob has also recently claimed that his son will never move to another side in the Premier League, and also ruled out a move to either Barcelona or Real Madrid, leaving Juventus in pole position at this time.

The Mirror believe that Juve want RVP as a marque summer signing to announce their return to Europe’s elite after their exile from the Champions League and are willing to pay over £25m to land the Dutchman.

FT Verdict

So it seems Van Persie’s future is very much in his own hands but will also depend on his attitude when he returns from the Euro’s. If no extension is signed with the Gunners, it’s just down to whether the Dutchman is happy to see out the final year of his contract or not.

I can’t see him ‘doing a Nasri’ and demanding a move, and if his father’s correct and RVP won’t sign for another English side, then i can see him being at the Emirates for at least another year…. unless he fancies a move to Italy of course.

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



  1. LOL

    June 9, 2012 at 11:35 am

    BULL CRAP !! dont bothered to read it !!

  2. obatiku

    June 9, 2012 at 11:41 am

    We are not pleading the he should stay but he is one of our culthero , we will support him wherever he is . We love him but fink he should stay at emirate stadium

  3. obatiku

    June 9, 2012 at 11:43 am

    We are not pleading that he should stay but he is one of our culthero , we will support him wherever he is . We love him but fink he should stay at emirate stadium

  4. John

    June 9, 2012 at 11:44 am

    Cutting edge reporting there, it really is.

  5. RvP

    June 9, 2012 at 11:46 am

    hahaha !! juventus !! u serious !! Serie A ?? you nuts !! match fixing,empty stadiums,frozen pitch !! no decent player will go there !!

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      June 10, 2012 at 1:59 pm

      “hahaha !! juventus !! u serious !! Serie A ?? you nuts !! match fixing,empty stadiums,frozen pitch !! no decent player will go there !!”

      Really smart of you to say that.You should some research before something like that to a club whose whole starting 11 was a starter or a member of their respective nations during the world cup when Italy was facing the Calciopoli and still Italy won the world cup. But that’s 6 years ago and who am I to sway you away from your ignorant opinion


      Anyways we are in no position to dictate RVP whether to stay or move out of Arsenal. It’s up to him and of course his family to decide.

  6. Baba tsaragi

    June 9, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    Van persie wil surelly stay for another two sesson

  7. haroun

    June 9, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    hahahahahaha!!!!!juventus?wit all d scandal alligations level on them??wit d high level of dirty tackles in italian football??den roben must b jokin.remember he is an injury prone playa.he goes dia,den is carrier in football is ova.

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  9. jjmiles

    June 9, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    He should just go, I’m tired of d van persie issues. So many great players have left and arsenal is stil here. Podolski, walcot or even park wil step in2 his shoes. But remember in arsenal u neva knw how bad u r until u leave d club. No striker won’t score goals @ arsenal wt d no of chances created remember

  10. ved

    June 9, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    If Van Persie is leaving ,that mean there is something wrong in the kingdom of Arsenal.

  11. merkin

    June 9, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    Robin would be crazy to leave Arsenal. He doesn’t stand a chance of getting the same combination of playing time, team focus as the lone striker and quality and quantity of service that he gets here with Arsenal’s all out attack philosophy.

    Actually, it is in the best interests of Arsenal as a team to reduce these factors that leave us so dependent on Robin. Even if it takes losing him to do it.

  12. mystic

    June 9, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    The Mirror / this article are being absurd, the RvP situation is nothing like the Cesc/Nasri one last summer. Fabregas longed to return to his home club and Na$ri simply wanted the money, he didn’t really think that citeh would be top club in manchester.

    The Juve connection is childish – with the goings on over there it wouldn’t be a suprise if their league is suspended, or at the very least played in a different format next season; reality is that no one knows, although someone is probably putting money on the outcome!

    If RvP doesn’t sign a new contract, then Arsenal must hold him to his remaining 12 months. A team with RvP and Podolski – with a fit again Arteta & Wilshire – might well make serious advances next season and financially that would make it prudent even if the Dutchman were to leave on a free next summer; though if Arsenal win something there is no reason why he would not be looking at a new contract anyway.

  13. Sibs

    June 9, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    If RvP realy want to go, let him go and mgt shud imediatly find other potential strikers who may be even far much betta than him. We are tired of his stories.

  14. Robert

    June 10, 2012 at 12:10 am

    Try and keep him, if he wants to leave, let him leave then sign a good striker like doumbia, llorente or even cavani !! Podolski will be gd anyway! We have kept van persie when he was not doing well and we believed that he would be gd but now he has finally turned gd then he is going to leave, selfish!!!!

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  16. Vittorio

    June 11, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    You are crazy! You can be sure the next year serie a continue! Don’t worry from italy 😉 if van persie want come in juventus, we are enjoy! If van persie won’t, juventus is a good team also without him!

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