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Arsenal Prepared To Sell £30m Van Persie

Arsenal are prepared to sell striker Robin van Persie but will demand a fee of at least £30m if the player insists he wants to leave the Emirates this summer

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Morning Gooners. More news doing the rounds on the future of Robin van Persie today with the Mirror reporting that Arsenal are prepared to sell the striker but will demand at least £30m.

Van Persie has only one year left on his current contract and has yet to agree an extension, despite holding talks with manager Arsene Wenger and chief executive Ivan Gazidis at the end of last season.

We have offered the Dutchman a club record £130,000-a-week offer to stay, while chairman Peter Hill-Wood has previously admitted we will be unable to compete with the money offered elsewhere.

The Mirror report that although Arsenal are still hopeful they can persuade Van Persie to remain at the Emirates, if he does insist on leaving we will demand a fee of at least £30m for our captain. Man City and Juventus are interested, while PSG are also thought to be keeping an eye on the situation.

Arsene Wenger is thought to be willing to let RVP run down his contract if no-one matches that valuation, but that could prove a risky strategy for the player as he would be nearing his 30th birthday by that point, which may see his market value drop and he will no longer be able to demand top wages.

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So it all comes down to whether Van Persie is willing to commit to the club this summer or not. If he’s not willing to commit to a new 3 or 4 year deal, how about he does what Thierry Henry did and signs a one-year extension, stay another year with Arsenal then leave next summer (if he still feels the need) so we can still command a transfer fee for him?

How do you think the RVP situation will end up? Get involved in the comments section.



  1. seun salako

    June 17, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    I would love to see R V P stay @ the emirate next season. He is a player with class and hopes he keeps on wearing the white and red jersey of Arsenal Fc.

    • ferdinand

      July 14, 2012 at 10:05 am

      u want him Τ̲̅ȍђ stay without trophy

  2. Mike

    June 17, 2012 at 12:50 pm


  3. polly

    June 17, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    frankly,I don’t see RVP moving to any club except for extending his contract with Arsenal ,a deal which should worth a bit higher than what the board has proposed to the Dutchman would be enough to keep him @ the emirate…….Arsenal forever

  4. oops

    June 17, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    at £30mill, i guess many club s ready to buy rvp out of emirates..on the othr hand i dont tink rvp would like to extend his contract at arsenal..

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  6. Raj13 Singapore

    June 17, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    RVP should decide whether he wants to stay or not. He shouldn’t drag this issue any longer in due respect for the club who shown patience on him when he was down with injuries for past few seasons. If he goes, it will be the same Arsenal, if he does not, it will still be the same Arsensl team that I love. End of the day, RVP is NOT Arsenal as it’s Arsenal by itself. In my opinion if RVP wants to leave, they should let him go rather than holding onto him which make it look like Arsenal could not survive with him quitting.

  7. SouthernBlue

    June 17, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    I can’t see RVP playing for any other English club except Arsenal.
    Can’t really see him playing in Italy either.
    I think he’ll remain a gooner just to please his Dad.
    Man City forever.

  8. Legend

    June 17, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    If RVP goes, arsenal is stil arsenal. If he feel lyk leaving wenger should allow him but hope he stays. Goonners 4va.

  9. tublu

    June 18, 2012 at 12:03 am

    As a man city fan I’d be gutted if we bought him. just watched one of the worst performances I’ve ever seen as he lumbered around doing nothing for 93 mins against the portuguese divers. Sign a new contract at L’Arse and bust their salary structure wide open. you KNOW it makes sense wobbin

  10. musa sale

    June 18, 2012 at 8:14 am

    Let RVP go afteral we can always replace him thas Arsenal 4 u. Gunners 4 life.

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