Skip to content
This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies. You can change your settings or learn more here.
OK
RVP: linked with move to Manchester United.
RVP: linked with move to Manchester United.
Image: Nigel French/EMPICS Sport

No go: Arsene Wenger firm on Van Persie stance

“He was player of the year in England. We want to keep him. I cannot tell you more at the moment because I don’t know more.”
Aug 13th 2012, 1:24 PM 900 0

ARSENAL MANAGER Arsene Wenger remains determined to keep Robin van Persie at the north London club.

The Dutchman appeared as a substitute as the Gunners cruised to a 4-0 victory over FC Koln in Germany yesterday.

Olivier Giroud started in the central attacking role for the club’s final pre-season friendly but Wenger insisted that his stance regarding Van Persie had not changed.

“There’s no news on Van Persie,” Wenger told reporters. “Our fans want him to stay so you can understand they are excited. Anything I could say about Van Persie would be a lie because he’s our player and that’s it. Robin scored 30 goals last season and you want to keep your best player.

“He was player of the year in England. We want to keep him. I cannot tell you more at the moment because I don’t know more.”

Van Persie has been linked with Manchester United, Manchester City and Juventus after confirming that he will not extend his Arsenal contract, which runs out at the end of the season. City boss Roberto Mancini has since admitted defeat in his pursuit of the prolific forward, but United counterpart Alex Ferguson remains interested in bringing the 29-year-old to Old Trafford.

Arsenal kick-off their Premier League campaign at home against Sunderland on Saturday.

VIDEO: I can’t wait to get home and celebrate with everyone, admits Katie Taylor

Cleverley pleased with United comeback

Send a tip to the author

TheScore Team

COMMENTS

This is YOUR comments community. Stay civil, stay constructive, stay on topic. Please familiarise yourself with our comments policy here before taking part.
write a comment

    Leave a comment

     
    cancel reply
    Back to top