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Gunners Reject £8m Van Persie Bid

Arsenal have rejected a 10 million euro (£8m) offer for striker Robin van Persie from Juventus, according to reports today. See the full details of the bid here

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Arsenal have rejected a 10 million euros (£8m) offer for striker Robin van Persie from Juventus, according to the Independent.

The report claims that Juve, Manchester City and Paris St Germain are all tracking the Dutchman, but it’s the Italian giants who have made the first move to try and land the 28-year-old and they have opened the bidding with a cheeky £8m offer.

The bid has of course been rejected out-of-hand by Arsenal and Juventus will have to stump up a lot more than that if they are t sign RVP, who netted 30 Premier League goals last season.

Rumours linking van Persie’s with a move away from the club have filled the back pages for months with his current contract expiring in just 12 months time. His future at the Emirates was thrown in to doubt after refusing to sign a contract extension after talks with Arsene Wenger and Ivan Gazidis at the end of last season.

The Mirror believe Premier League champions Man City are still the favourites to land the striker this summer. Manager Roberto Mancini recently refused to be drawn on the subject of RVP and said he doesn’t expect any movement within his squad in the near future.

“Van Persie? He is an Arsenal player and I don’t want to disrespect Wenger.”

“We have four strikers and we will start the pre-season in five days, it’s unlikely there will be major changes in such a short time.”

Mancini is quoted as saying in the Mirror.

There is likely to be more news when the Arsenal players return to pre-season but if City are going to submit an offer, it’s going to take a lot more than £8m to persuade the Gunners in to selling their captain, that’s for sure.

Juv’s offer is derisory at best, in fact it’s laughable, so let’s hope Mancini’s men are a little more realistic with their valuation of the player, otherwise we can expect RVP to be still wearing an Arsenal shirt next season.

What do you think of Juventus’ offer? Get involved in the comments section.



  1. Precious

    July 2, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    To hell with juventus offer infact, they should have come and take him for free.

  2. Amoto 1

    July 2, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    I am not blaming juv. Managemeng , i even want others to come with this kind bid so that he himself will not be tempted to go.

  3. Famudehin ayodeji samuel

    July 2, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    Rvp should be given an ultimatum to extend his contrac, if he fails to do so he should be there will be a stop to everyday’s gossip about him

  4. adam

    July 2, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    8 million is bad.25million juv and hes yours,i dont think rvp wants to be a gunner so juv come back with proper offer.

  5. Amin

    July 2, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    £25M??? His contract is up next year.

    He doesn’t want to play for Arsenal, who will surely struggle to get in the Europa League without him.

    You cant even moan at Man City this time!

    • andy

      July 2, 2012 at 5:34 pm

      IDIOT. So what if his contract is up for 8m I would say ge stuffed and keep him here. What a Nugget you are proably a Spud no doubt.

      • Lee

        July 3, 2012 at 3:37 am

        Sorry Andy your the only idiot posting here I guess you’ve never run your own business. He’s 28 getting injury prone and 8 mill is more than fair for a player that will be a free agent next year. How will the 8 million sound then?

  6. Bala Ahmed jen

    July 2, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    He caused it ,( Van persi) he will have comit himself to Arsenal to sign for atleast one or two years so atleast by next seaning Arsenal would get something over him best on arrangement as fabregas deal.there4 its what he deserved.

  7. keyamo ovie charles

    July 2, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    RVP should no dat he is not expendable,if he does’nt want 2 renew his contract,he can go to hell

  8. keyamo ovie charles

    July 2, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    I thinkk man city should just buy arsenal fc bcos they seem to like buying all our players

    • russ

      July 2, 2012 at 7:17 pm

      Even though AFC are now the feeder club for MCFC, RVP can go find a team at a lower level. MCFC want top top young quality like Aguero, not washed up, troubled and injury prone over age wannabees.

  9. Joshua jorbe

    July 2, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    Rvp is injury prone since his arrival 2 arsenal.jst dis last season dat he was injury free,he wants 2 leave.anyway, i dunt blame juventus 4 dia price cos dats d same way wenger undervalues player’s i prefer he shud go so dat we wunt loose him 4 free next season.

    • lordgunner

      July 2, 2012 at 10:35 pm

      he has been injure free for 1 years and half,his goal ratio even when he was injured prone was amazing
      arsenal have supporting him for 6-7 years of injury plague season when some who would have giving up on him

  10. nicky

    July 2, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    Rather than reject such an impudent bid out of hand, I would have preferred an email from our CEO asking Juventus “If we accept your offer, do you intend paying by one lump sum or a series of part payments by monthly direct debit”.

  11. CiTyBlUe

    July 2, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    Hes only worth 8 million because he is injury prone, A lot of Arsenal fans are predicting Van Pusy won’t improve on his great season. Infact they are saying selll him for as much as possible and replace with younger, I sincerely hope Manchester City stay well clear because I hate Van pusy and Arsenal to the core.

  12. brave

    July 2, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    my is rvp should nt run afta money,money should run afta him by still staying in 4 arsenal,played 4 arsenal.cuz if u luk 2 it d money other clubs are beding on him is 2 low.which is an advice 4 him 2 still stay in arsenal

  13. alemie

    July 3, 2012 at 6:01 am

    it is ajok. 8milion? it is beter to arsenal keep v p for 1 year and send him free.

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