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Gunner discusses RvP transfer status

Santos remains hopeful of van Persie stay

By | 2nd July 2012

Arsenal defender Andre Santos has admitted that there continues to be uncertainty regarding the future of in-form captain Robin van Persie but believes that the entire Gunners community is firmly pushing for the Dutchman to remain at the club.

The recent signings of Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud inevitably led to suggestions that the Gunners are rolling out their contingency plan to prepare for van Persie’s impending departure.

However, manager Arsene Wenger asserted that the two new arrivals will only bolster the club’s attack and Giroud also confirmed that his signing is meant to compliment the existing strike-force rather than replace anyone.

Santos is aware that RvP will likely continue to attract interest from top clubs around the world but the Brazil international hopes that spending eight years with Arsenal convinces the striker that his current location may just be the right one for him.

“Van Persie has an excellent campaign behind him. I do not know what his situation at the club is now – whether he stays or not. He loves the club and is already eight years at the club and his season was really incredible,” Santos stated.

The 29-year old added: “Arsenal will definitely talk to him and do everything to keep him at the club so he can help us next season. At this time I hope he makes the choice that is best for his career and his life.

“But no doubt that our players want Van Persie to remain. Robin is an excellent player and striker. He is one of few world class strikers today. He has definitely proven that this season.

“He is fantastic, both on and off the field. He helps our team a lot and I think he can play for any club in the world.”

Van Persie scored 37 goals in 48 appearances across all competitions last season en route to scooping the Premier League Golden Boot, the PFA Players’ Player of the Year, the PFA Fans’ Player of the Year, and the FWA Footballer of the Year awards.

The striker, whose efforts propelled the Gunners to an unlikely third place finish, was also honored with inclusion in the PFA Premier League Team of the Year and the European Sports Magazine’s Team of the Year.



Reader Comments

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  1. Quincy says:

    What are we going to do without him? Yes we have Podolski and Giroud now but they yet haven’t proven they are consistent goal scores like RvP did. Please stay we need you to stay in the Champions League atleast.

  2. Quincy says:

    What are we going to do without him? Yes we have Podolski and Giroud now but they yet haven’t proven they are consistent goal scores like RvP did. Please stay we need you to stay in the Champions League atleast.

  3. Collins Jim says:

    Rvp, pls stay 4me i love u.

  4. orrch99 says:

    He’s gonna stay!!…

  5. Roland C Rozario says:

    The next season may [hopefully not] see RVP more on the touchline due his age and the possibility of being crocked! RVP should measure all these and be fair to Arsenal who did ‘tolerate’ for the years he was crocked and yet received his fat paycheque

  6. Adinan Jamal says:

    Rvp wanted new mature players to support him, now here comes 2 gd players with a possibility 1 more and he is beating around the bush regarding new contract. Let him show his stand in black & white before too late.

  7. Jude IKO says:

    F*** rvp. He manage 2 shine 4 jst diz season out of 8 yrz h hav bin hear, nd nw h wntz 2 liv… We wil b fyn, h cn go

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