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Van Persie To Hold Crunch Talks With Wenger This Week

Robin van Persie’s future could be decided this week when he holds crunch talks with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger over the telephone in the next few days.

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Robin van Persie’s future could be decided this week when he holds crunch talks with manager Arsene Wenger, according to the Daily Mail.

The Dutchman is still away on holiday with his family following Holland’s exit from this summers European championships but the Mail claim that he will speak to Wenger over the phone in the next few days.

It’s understood that the French boss is keen to speak with Van Persie directly without the players advisers present, as he tries desperately to persuade his captain to remain at the Emirates.

This will be the second round of talks after the 28-year-old met with Wenger and chief executive Ivan Gazidis at the end of last season where it was decided that negotiations would be postponed until the end of Euro 2012, despite Arsenal offering a record three-year £130,000-a-week contract to the player.

The Mail report that Juventus have already had an offer of £8m rejected by the Gunners and are only willing to go as high as £12m due to the fact he has one year left on his current contract and is approaching his 29th birthday, while Premier League champions Manchester City are also expected to make their interest official this week.

However, Arsenal chairman Peter Hill-Wood has insisted the club has no intention of selling their star player.

‘He is away so we are not in any dialogue at all,’ he said. ‘We’re not in the remotest bit interested in selling him.’

Hill-Wood is quoted as saying in the Mail.

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



  1. Jeo

    July 3, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    Rvp had a great season last year and it would be nice if he stayed and did the same next year, I’m a huge rvp fan but should be really have to talk and beg a player into staying with us? I think not, of he wants out let him go for as much we can get and move on,

    • Lawal ajadi

      July 4, 2012 at 1:34 pm

      You have hit the nail on the head. It irritates me when players claim they move to other club ‘to win things’, if with the likes of Fabregas, Van Persie, Nasri and co we could not win anything, is it not time for the players to take some responsibilities and stop blaming the club for ‘lack of ambition’? Now we have Podolski and Giroud and possibly one more top signing, it’s not asking for too much if our Captain signs for 2 more years to see if we can win few things.

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  3. Dizzy

    July 3, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Let him go, is he d only striker, giroud and podolski are there to make the difference.

  4. jay

    July 3, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    rvp…fit for only one season…1 only. uno…I bet you he will not be fit for much of next season.I say keep him if he wants to stay if he doesnt let him go and see how that pans out

  5. Achebe 4rm IMT Enugu

    July 3, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Am waiting to see RVP in my Country (Nigeria)please RVP stay with us… We Love you more than any Club… Remember the time of injuries… You needed Arsenal most everybody is there praying for your recover. I LOVE YOU RVP.

  6. OnDGooner

    July 3, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    He’s staying put! He’s going nowhere, mark my words!! He needs Arsenal to become a legend and Arsenal needs him to win the EPL for at least this season!

  7. r thomas

    July 3, 2012 at 10:55 pm

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  8. always

    July 3, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    no individual or group of individual is gr8 dan arsenal. Rvp can not hold us into ransom. I just want d managment 2 b careful of hapen last yr wen a protracted transfer saga almost ruin our season. .

  9. ponchovilla

    July 3, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    If RVP were to go it would confirm that we are a breeding and selling club and no player worth the title of proessional footballer, would want to come to the Emirates unless it was to improve and then move on. Meanwhile we beome the joke of the EPL. It would be a massive waste of the investment made in building the Emirates and developing young and senior players who sooner rather than later move on. I would be in full agreement for RVP to be held to his contract, let himk run it down if he wants, as I believe we would lose much more in terms of respect, if he were to force a transfer at this time.

  10. always

    July 3, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    enough of ds nonses. If he want 2 go lev it be. He shd be allowed 2 cause us any distraction ds time around. My only problem wt arsenal mangment is not seling of a player but 2 buy gud gud replacement. D busnes of futbal is buying & seling. It is only i dont want 2 hate rvp b4 he goes

  11. Sam

    July 4, 2012 at 12:17 am

    Rvp stays

  12. Nice

    July 4, 2012 at 3:01 am

    Rvp needs to stay so that we can get a shot at the CPL n PL champs. If hes not staying and being sold off, what is the difference when you bring in 2 players and replace one? Counting the fact we lost nazri n fabregas , isn’t it the same thing as before? Arsenal will only fight for the Top 4. Unless luck n less injuries plays a part.

  13. TALIB

    July 4, 2012 at 4:26 am

    I been a gunner for very long time ans see the floop of gunner team after player leave the club. Now AW must focus on the team not the issue of RVP. even he perform last season we need to look at player have desire and not ding dong to club. they are many young player like olex waiting for change so let him go and take huge fees ….AW and RVP wasting fan time

  14. diablo

    July 4, 2012 at 5:06 am

    Why not throw some performances bonuses over the salary?

    Like he gets 20k for scoring a goal in every game the team wins! win-win situation for both the parties!

  15. Frank

    July 4, 2012 at 6:56 am

    It pains me so much that rvp is even thinking of living arsenal after playing just one season in 8 seasons for the club,if he doesn’t want to stay they should let him go for good that would not change arsenal from being arsenal but i would love him to stay..

  16. Pat austine

    July 4, 2012 at 7:18 am

    Why disturbing ourselves when we knw arsenal is much bigger than any player. When fabs. N nasri we ended in 4th position imagine RVP. leaves, arsenal do much beta than 3rd position but winin d trophies we hv wanted 4 long. So RVP shud nt b pampered 2 stay. Pat. 4rm abuja.

  17. Pat austine

    July 4, 2012 at 7:19 am

    Why disturbing ourselves when we knw arsenal is much bigger than any player. When fabs. N nasri left we ended in 4th position imagine RVP. leaves, arsenal do much beta than 3rd position but winin d trophies we hv wanted 4 long. So RVP shud nt b pampered 2 stay. Pat. 4rm abuja.

  18. Victor

    July 4, 2012 at 9:08 am

    I believe he will not go but if he insisted he’s going,let him go but let him know that no team can do what arsenal did for him even his national team can’t,just look at what happened to owen hagreaves of man utd,finally they released him and he joined man city….

  19. Aussie Jack

    July 4, 2012 at 9:25 am

    Rumours of mega salaries and signing on fees for RVP have suddenly taken a dive from 30 million and 225k a week to 8 million and 130k. Sentiments aside if I were 29 years of age with two, maybe three years left at the top I have to go for the money. The life style to which he has become accustomed costs money, big money, so he must build his bank account now. Maybe he should have a word with David Beckham?

  20. Austin Olusa

    July 4, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    RVP is staying, coz i believe in arsene wenger. he promised 2 keep vp injury free through out last season nd he did while RVP inturns bcome a world rated striker, i believe he (wenger) can do it again. And wit d likes of podoski & giroud combined with vp in our front line copouled wit d help of d expirience player on d way 2 emerate nd d development of d wonderful players we have already, Arsenal wil beat any club 2 trophies come next season. Am very sure of dat. So vp wil stay at least for 2 more seasons nd he is going 2 join our legend record. RVP… U r welcome 2 nigeria.

  21. Jimmi snr

    July 4, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    i think he has already made his choice. if he want to go its okey. i thank him for last season’s effort i also hope Walcott goes so that the big OX can get enough play. i understand Walcott too is hesitant on signing a new contract and we can not bank on such a prayer because most probably he will repeat the same again and go like nasri.

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