It is common knowledge that Arsenal attempted to re-sign the striker earlier this season with the Dutchman thereafter stating publicly that no contract negotiations will take place until after the regular season.
Taking this into account, Arsenal play their last Premier League fixture on 13th of May and Van Persie is set to leave to meet up with the Netherlands on the 17th of May meaning the Gunners only have a 4 day window to re-sign the Premier League’s current top scorer.
Arsene is reported as saying by Goal.com:
It (Van Persie’s future) will be sorted at the end of the season – before the Euros.
The number of games he’s played is beyond expectation and for a striker it’s massive. He is physically good.
He has a very healthy life, very focused on football – he takes care of everything. That’s why he manages to do that. He is like Thierry Henry in that respect.
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When you play 50 games at that level you suffer a little bit. He suffered against Wigan on Monday because we didn’t create a lot.
Let’s not put too much pressure on him. We cannot ask for too much more from Robin, he has given absolutely everything and he will again against Chelsea.
I don’t want to put on his head and his shoulders the fact he absolutely has to score because I believe we can score from different compartments in the team.
One feels that Van Persie’s future at the club is tied to the ambition shown by Arsenal during the summer transfer window, which is set to start after the last competitive fixtures are played out. But with only a 4 day window, it is hard to determine whether Wenger will be able to be persuasive enough depending on transfer dealings already negotiated.
Every Arsenal fan know that it is imperative to re-sign the Dutchman and realistically Arsenal will try to make one or maybe two top-class additions and a pay-rise in order to persuade him to stay. With other top-clubs lurking there is no doubt Wenger wants his prized asset to commit to his future sooner rather than later to avoid a Nasri-like situation!