The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger snubbed the possibility of losing Robin Van Persie in the summer, saying that regardless of the decision the skipper makes he’s still going to stay for the whole duration of his contract.
The good thing is that Wenger is trying to keep hold of his biggest and most valuable player, the bad thing is that Robin doesn’t look too eager to extend his contract with the Gunners, mostly because of the lack of ambition to win trophies.
When asked if his captain would still be at Arsenal next season, Wenger replied: “That’s what I will try to achieve.”
“I am confident for two reasons. First of all I want to convince him to stay here and to extend his contract. Secondly he is not free at the end of this season, he has one year of his contract left anyway.
“He has grown mentally and you see it better when you look back with a distance. He has grown into a leader and he is a great captain now, on and off the pitch.”
Even though Wenger’s so convinced Robin will stay, you should still be worried because the Frenchman was offering the same statements with regards to Nasri’s departure last summer, so nothing is certain before Robin will put the pen down or the transfer window will close.