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Van Persie Set For Arsenal Stay As City Interest Cools

Robin van Persie is moving closer to staying at Arsenal after Manchester City’s interest in the player cooled, with Mancini ready to look at alternative targets

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Robin van Persie is moving closer to staying at Arsenal after Manchester City’s interest in the player cooled, according to

The report claims that City’s interest is waning after learning the Gunners want more than £25m for their captain. However, the Premier League champions are determined not to be held to ransom and are unwilling to pay above £15m for the Dutchman.

City officials understand it will take wages of over £200,00-a-week to land Van Persie but a ‘source’ told that the club is not willing to pay over the odds in terms of a transfer fee:

“The numbers do not add up for City. They are not willing to pay more than £15m on top of marquee wages.”

A source told

Roberto Mancini is thought to be ready to turn his attention to alternative targets if Arsenal refuse to lower their expectations for a player who turns 29 in August, while Juventus are also said to be looking elsewhere for a marquee signing this summer.

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Arsenal have already indicated they will be willing to let Van Persie run down the final year of his contract and with City and Juve both baulking at their asking price, RVP’s options are decreasing by the day. It looks increasingly likely that the 30-goal striker will still be at the Emirates next season.

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



  1. Judith Le'Strange

    June 19, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    I would like to think that RvP would still be plying his trade at Arsenal for the foreseeable future. He knows that if he went to Man City he would be a bench warmer and only make the field as a sub in the dying minutes, plus why uproot your family when his wife and parents have said they are happy in London. Let’s hope it’s not money that turns his head!!!

  2. malish stephen

    June 19, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    He Wenger, RVP should stay in Arsenal and add these players into Aresenal renforecment this year. the likes of

    Stephen, Bigilia, Doumbia, Yann, Dzagoev, Affelley,Dempsey, Tello,Mathiew, Van Der Viel,

    Malish in Yei South Sudan

  3. Sholexright

    June 19, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    RVP we finally stay at Arsenal thank God,i can wait to see him play with d new players

  4. dnizzle

    June 19, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    can someone shed some light on the story of van persie and darren bent being involved in a tv show. im from australia and im not familiar with the show. i was wondering is it a british show and is it a one off or will he be involver in multiple episodes? the reason i ask is it could be a little clue as to where he will be next year. hes hardly going to commit to a tv show if hes playing in italy at the same time?? or am i way off the mark

    • Gazzagazza

      June 19, 2012 at 5:04 pm

      What tv show?

    • Cass

      June 19, 2012 at 10:05 pm

      The show called “Red or Black” hosted by Ant & Dec, RVP will go head to head wid Darren Bent to see how many objects (4got wat there will b) they can hit with a football.

  5. john alex

    June 19, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    He can get if he really wants 2 move cos arsenal’re bigger than one particular idio keeping silence on hz future cos soldiers goes n soldiers come

  6. Stephen

    June 19, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    Hey guys i always thought that RVP will stay at arsenal cos he is very mature and respectifull person . He is not na$ri plus he know whats good for him arsenal have a respectful repetations in europe and a mile stone history than man city

  7. mystic

    June 19, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    @ john alex, you are right that Arsenal are bigger than one player – which is exactly why they should not allow anyone under contract to dictate a stuation.

    RvP is an Arsenal player, full stop.

  8. Adewusi sherif

    June 19, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    I think RVP staying @ arsenal is an inpact wit d new sign of poldolski,girouid and d like of Yann M illa on his way will brng some thing +ive 2 d club……up GUNNERS…..

  9. tobi

    June 19, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    wenger should sign demesy two defender sign m villa

  10. olubayo

    June 19, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    if RVP should stay at emirate is not bad d most important is to be better more next season.

  11. adeleke abiodun

    June 19, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    rvp stygn wll add more bite to our chase of wngn trophy.lts kpp d flag flygn.up gunners.

  12. michael odingo

    June 19, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    we so henry go adebs came,adebs left rvp tuk over,so even afobe can strike 4 us,

  13. michael odingo

    June 19, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    i agree wit u adeleke bt we shld not keep on wrying abt one man

  14. kennedy onyango

    June 19, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    I thnk its high time for RVP to stay cool after the dissapointment in EURO 2012

  15. d jong

    June 19, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    i tink arsene wenger should allow rvp to go cos this comin season notin for him, he shld give oda chance to provr themself, hery, hleb, feb,adebay, nari,etc they all leave and arsenal still remain so they shld allow him to go.

  16. Tanimu musa

    June 19, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    I hope v.p will stay with arsenal fc and wenger pls buy qualities players

  17. bob d

    June 19, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    the city excuce that we can only pay 15m cause of rvp wage demand,eh,the wage demand should not have any bearing on the transfer as transfer money goes to arsenal wage demand to rvp so there should be no question about transfer fee,anyway his dad said he would not go to city so this is a non starter any way!!

  18. Cass

    June 19, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    I’m really sick off hearing this story, I couldn’t care less whether he stay or go, personally I think he will go and i would much prefer it if Wenger got rid of de deadwood & got Walcott & Song to sign long term contracts – one player should not hold de club to ransom & if he really wanted to stay he would of signed de new contract on offer by now even b4 he went to de Euro!

  19. joe

    June 20, 2012 at 1:40 am

    Why is it half the people on this site write the height of shit…why would wenger (or any other manager) buy 7/8 new players, who the hell could afford or play all the people suggested.How about a dose of realism instead of fantasy.

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