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Robin van Persie Set For Dramatic U-Turn & Sign A New Contract With Arsenal?

Arsenal are growing ever hopeful that captain Robin van Persie will perform a dramatic u-turn and sign a new contract with the club, according to reports today

With the summer transfer window in full swing, Football Talk will be keeping you up-to-date with all the latest transfer news throughout the summer. Today, could Robin van Persie be staying at Arsenal?

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Arsenal are growing ever hopeful that captain Robin van Persie will perform a dramatic u-turn and sign a new contract with the club, according to the Daily Star.

The report claims the Dutchman has been hugely impressed by Arsene Wenger’s moves in the transfer market this summer as the Frenchman re-builds his squad ahead of next season.

The Gunners have already signed German international striker Lukas Podolski and French hitman Olivier Giroud, but it’s the imminent arrival of Spain midfielder Santi Cazorla that has really got RVP excited.

Cazorla is a regular Spanish international and is on the verge of a £12.65m move to the Emirates after undergoing a medical on Thursday and being introduced to his new team mates at London Colney on Friday.

The 27-year-old is expected to travel with the Arsenal squad to a training camp in Germany next and will be joined by van Persie who is yet to secure a move away from the club, despite releasing a statement earlier in the summer declaring his intention not to sign a new contract due to concerns over Arsenal’s ambitions.

However, the Star claim the Gunners are growing increasingly confident they can persuade the Dutchman to not only stay at the club but sign a new contract after an impressive summer of transfer activity in north London.

The mood at the Colney is said to have been lifted by the arrival of several established players and RVP has also been caught up in the renewed optimism at the Emirates. The Star also claim the 28-year-old has become frustrated by the lack of action from Man City, Man Utd and Juventus and is coming round to the idea of staying as he can now see Arsenal building a squad capable of challenging for the Premier League title next season.

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This is an interesting report. On one hand it’s believable that Van Persie could be having second thoughts but it’s going to be difficult for the Dutchman to gain the trust of the Arsenal faithful after leaving them unimpressed with his ill-advised statement.

It’s still more than likely RVP will move on this summer but if Wayne Rooney and Carlos Tevez can perform dramatic u-turns….then why can’t van Perise do it?

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  1. nicky

    August 4, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    What possible evidence is there to suggest RVP is having second thoughts.
    He has not withdrawn his statement that he will not sign an extension to his present contract. Arsenal have signed replacements and he should now go.
    We are moving on and are better and stronger without him.


    August 4, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    Nice one

  3. Sylvia Martins

    August 4, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    If RVP wants to leave Arsenal He can go after all a tree can not make a forest. With once Arsenal sign will great a good impact this season.

  4. bob d

    August 4, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    we should take the highest offer for him and get over im,hes (thinks)better than us,look at the players we have brought in with him saying hes going so lets move on ,r we have to pay him 100k to stay,id rather spend that money on the futuer!!

  5. Liam

    August 4, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    As much as he is a great player NO player is bigger than the club and just because we have signed some great players and in the hunt for more looking in great shape to actually win something he wants to stay I DON’T THINK SO SOME HOW JOG ON!!!! Arsenal till I die

    • Ohaletegreg

      August 4, 2012 at 11:36 pm

      Please all the gunners fans listen. Roben Vanperie love arsenal more than you and i. I kew he will not leave, he was only threatening them to strengthing the club for them to win trophies next season. All of them in the club love to win the trophies with club. Lets accept him, he is a great players. Minos what he did Wenger wouldont have made these signings. Up gunners.

  6. mark

    August 4, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    ı have a conspıracy theory that van persıe all along has wanted to re-sıgn wıth arsenal and has been playıng thıs game just to put pressure on the club to make the necessary sıgnıngs to wın trophıes.
    we wıll see soon.

    • sam

      August 4, 2012 at 9:53 pm

      Mark you are the only gunner here that has spoken well. RVP loves this club and will extend his stay here. I love Arsenal FC

    • Wooliwich Gunner

      August 5, 2012 at 2:35 pm

      You are absolutely right
      . He feels this is the only way to get them to spend.

  7. merkin

    August 4, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    There isn’t a team in world football that wouldn’t be stronger with Robin Van Persie on it, especially Arsenal. He hasn’t burned any bridges as far as I am concerned. He was right to say that Arsenal wasn’t ambitious enough to challenge for the league and the CL. But Wenger and the club have now gone a long way toward countering that claim. They have gone and are promising to go further to challenge this season and in the future ones.

    Whether it was his intention or not Robin Van Persie has done the club a great service by kick starting Arsenal to do what is needed to challenge and to win. I would happily welcome him staying and to become an Arsenal legend. If the team agreed I would happily even return the captain’s armband to him.

    If you thought that another striker of one half of RVP’s quality was going to be signed by the club you would be screaming shouts of joy. Do the same if Robin stays.

  8. sean o'lary

    August 4, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    While I don’t disagree with the gooners above and have been disgusted with RVP’s behaviour regarding his loyalty to the boss, the fans and the club. Be realistic, footballers are often not the brightest and Van Persie is no exception. But, if he does now begin to see that he’s made a huge mistake in not trusting the boss, let him make his mea culpa and stay. Consider, what a strike force ew will have. What a midfield. You would have to say that we really can now challenge for the big time. But, if he leaves, we still are going to be awesome. Reasons to be cheerful.

  9. Jama

    August 4, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    we dont need him we have great playrs is not like him arsenal schold seal van p becaues we dont need

  10. James

    August 4, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    How do you know he’s been “hugely impressed” with Arsenal’s new signings? Know him personally do you? What a load of made-up crap.

  11. Sadiq

    August 4, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    Let rvp leave we hv giroud & podolski,ARSENAL 4 EVR

  12. Christian

    August 4, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    i do believe rvp was genuinely honest whrn he said be didn,t believe in the direction the board was taking.
    But a month later, having taken so much criticism from the supporters, players and shareholders, the board had no other alternative but To open their check book .
    So even if rvp decides to leave, we should thank him for having stired things up.

  13. Kiyungi

    August 4, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    Is not bad if he want to stay with us cause he still a good player

  14. philz

    August 4, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    now he thinks of a u-turn i cant blve he humuliated us

  15. george

    August 4, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    hmmm. Van persie is still arsenal property. Wether we like it or not, dat statement he made brought in change in arsenal club 2day. If he decides 2 make a u-turn, pls we should åccept him back as a talented arsenal player wit his captain balm. Gunners 4eva.

  16. Anesh

    August 4, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    I hope he stays and if he goes, we cannot blame him. He is at an age where he needs to think of himself as well, his last chance. And we mut not forget, that we are in the CL mainly due to him, his goals were vital last season, we must acknowledge that. Hope negotiations go well and he stays, we will have a potent strikeforce….if he goes, we wish him well….life goes on. But lets not be too critical of the player.

  17. Dan ben

    August 4, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    I thin if we hv podoiski, giroud, an rvp is not a bad thin so let him be. I luv u all arsenal for life.

  18. Bartho

    August 4, 2012 at 11:44 pm


  19. Nadabo police

    August 4, 2012 at 11:51 pm

    Pls wenger he is 2 old he iz 28 years now u let him go any were he like he can regret.

  20. Bartho

    August 5, 2012 at 12:00 am

    RVP is right 4 his decissions becos without dat my fellow gunners,wenger nd d board wil nt buy d quality player lik Giroud nd santi Carsola,4 rvp he wil surely do u-turn like of Rooney belive me.Arsenan 4ever o!

  21. kufre Umoren

    August 5, 2012 at 12:03 am

    man city thought they had enough attackers nd as such teves wud not be missed. You kno the rest of the story. Even sir Alex had to, at a point, beg Rooney nd Vidik not to leave. lessons to learn gunners. Accept rvp if he decides to stay. To forgive is golden.

  22. Bartho

    August 5, 2012 at 12:16 am

    RVP or not,Arsenal fans wil surely smile at end of d season.eight yrs of trophel less wil be a thing of pass Gunner till i die o!

  23. Hayatu aliyu wasagu

    August 5, 2012 at 12:19 am

    If rvp stay at the club i think even if we did not won the UEFA champions league we will win the premier league and FA cup or carling that was the possible for the gunners!

  24. King D

    August 5, 2012 at 12:31 am

    Are u guys serious its because Robin said something like this that is why Arsenal went to buy playerz I thank him very much u guys use your brain hes not going to leave dont u gt it he done what rooney did to utd when he handed in a transfer reauest and UTD gave him a new contract think about it guys wenger said pod and guriod are not ready so wat strikers do we have its simple guys Robin knows whats he is doing.

  25. Mubarak Sani Bala

    August 5, 2012 at 1:32 am

    We are happy with arsen wenger now

  26. Mike Gunner

    August 5, 2012 at 1:54 am

    Wenger better do something to the defence be it new players or tactical formation. I believe he is too obssessed with attack and that is why the gunners conceded 49 goals.Against MU last season ,he shd have played anti soccer like some other teams.Then the gunners wouln’t have lost 8-2.
    Tactically he is naive and if the gunners continue to be beaten and unable to challenge,perhaps it’s better he goes. It’s time he stops being arrogant and stubborn otherwise the gunners will continue to let teams draw or beat them when even leading by three goals. Any manager losing a 4 goal lead is criminally negligent. At any other club Wenger would have been axed.

    • North London

      August 5, 2012 at 3:33 am

      Mike Gunner, I agree with you that we could use some help at the back, but that’s all I agree with. “Tactically he is naive”! What the hell are you thinking? Didn’t we finish 3rd in the league behind two teams with a seemingly limitless supply of money and who can buy any player they want? That means that he was tactically better than 17 other managers. If Man U Chelsea and City played within the confines of their revenue then Arsenal would have won many trophies over the last 7 years and you would be saying Wenger is the greatest tactical manger of all time.

  27. BERGKAMP10

    August 5, 2012 at 1:58 am

    Arsenal fans should think about winning silverware and to be honest we will have a better chance winning something with him then without! Theres only 3 players who could replace him neymar messi or ronaldo we will never sign any of them so i can understsnd wengers desire to keep him and he hasnt clearly come out and said anything negative just a message why he wernt staying which shows he respects arsenal unlike nasri fabregas n so on also maybe he wantd to leave the door open to stay if arsenals ways change which they have drastically. He single handedly gt us into europe hes too good to let go i am a believer too that he loves arsenal when hes not playing hes watching the match on the sides just like a fan supporting his team if that aint love then i dont know what is.

  28. fox

    August 5, 2012 at 5:14 am

    we still need RVP coz..he still a good player.


    August 5, 2012 at 6:01 am

    RVP made a statement that prompt buying of quality players which is good for us, if he still feels like going no problem cos 7trophiless season wasbad for we fan not to talk of the players. Our addition so far made us competitive this season so i expect robin stay, cos now he’s convinced the club is hungry now..Up gunners!!! ProudlynaijaFish

  30. Emirnal

    August 5, 2012 at 6:33 am

    Rvp rvp rvp the warior of victory d deliefranc the reliable one of the most depenable strikers epl highest goal scorer the man 2 leed arsenal 2 victory my felow gunners rvp his self is arsenal fan he is a real arsenal fan and captain so therefore a real captain of a team can keep guiet while washing his team b defeated be tropheless and unable to compete with the’r rivals so i personaly i can’t blame rvp 4 whatever statement he made in adision he can make u. Turn and deside 2 renew his current contract dat has one’s been declared helia dis summer dat he was intenting 2 leave d club let us accept him back because if he leaves we will fund it a little defficult 2 get his quality. I’m gunner 4 ever love u all up gunners

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