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Gunners rule out skipper’s sale

Chairman turns away RvP suitors

By | 2nd July 2012

Arsenal captain Robin van Persie will not be voluntarily sold to any potential suitors, as confirmed by chairman Peter Hill-Wood.

Van Persie has been repeatedly linked to English champions Manchester City and Italian champions Juventus since inconclusive contract talks held with manager Arsene Wenger a few weeks ago.

The Gunners’ community has made it very clear that they want to prepare for title contention around the brilliant form of their skipper next season but that has not stopped rumors linking the Dutchman with a move away from the North London.

With preseason training beginning in a matter of days, Hill-wood dismissed suggestions that the club will entertain the prospect of ending all uncertainty by cashing in on RvP, instead asserting that the team will never offer the forward to anyone.

“As far as I am aware, nobody has made any offer for him and he is away so we are not in any dialogue at all. We are not in the remotest bit interested in selling him,” Hill-Wood has been quoted.

The only statement from the player himself regarding his transfer status came during the Euro 2012 group stage last month, when he confirmed that a decision on his future would only be reached following the tournament.

After the Netherlands’ early elimination, van Persie began his holiday but according to widespread reports in the English media, the 28-year old will reach a decisive resolution with the Gunners over the phone later this week.

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