Hill-Wood also stated that they are prepared to be patient over the Dutchman’s contract talks, and will leave it until the summer before attempting to secure their prized asset on a fresh contract.
Van Persie who is 28 has been tearing the Premier League apart this season, netting an impressive 33 goals in 32 games this calendar year and has been instrumental in the Gunners climb to the summit of the League after 7 wins in 8 matches.
There is plenty of speculation surrounding the Gunners captain’s future with his current contract expiring in 2013. The Netherlands striker has refused to discuss anything throughout the season, choosing to focus on the season at hand, and Hill-Wood is relaxed and believes that this is the appropriate course of action.
Hill-Wood told the Daily Star:
I think Robin wants to stay. He seems very happy.
Nothing has been discussed, though it is obvious we want him to stay. He doesn’t want to talk about a contract now and that’s fine with us.
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After a disastrous start to the season, many fans would have been worried that their new captain would follow their ex-captain Cesc Fabregas out the door next summer, but after some fine performances not just from the Dutchman but the whole side have put the Gunners back in title contention.
Van Persie does look at home in North London and with the team looking solid it seems likely that he will indeed resign. If I was to put some money down on who the Dutchman will be playing for in the 2012/13 season, it will be on Arsenal.