Emirates skipper will wait until team proves their worth.
Arsenal captain Robin van Persie has delayed contract talks until his side start proving they have the ability to win silverware.
The 28-year-old took the skipper’s armband from Cesc Fabregas this summer and scored his 100th Gunners goal at the weekend in the 3-0 win over Bolton.
The Holland international has already sought assurances over the club’s future from manager Arsene Wenger following the departures of Fabregas and Samir Nasri.
The Arsenal boss is worried about losing Van Persie in the same way he lost Nasri, who refused to extend his deal and was sold to Manchester City so as not to lose him for free.
The Dutchman’s current deal expires in 2013, but he insists talks have been put on ice until the team starts playing trophy-winning football.
“Maybe I’ll leave it (holding immediate talks) because the main thing for me is the team and that we play well,” Van Persie said.
“I do believe you have to look for a right moment to sit down and speak about your own stuff.
“It’s not only about me, it’s about the team. We are not talking now because we are so busy – we have games every three or four days.
“I don’t think it’s clever to do that during the season.”
“I still have almost two years left here, so for the moment that’s fine. But I don’t know, we will have to look.
“I’m happy with my contract, I’m good. That’s how it is, I can’t say much more. I can’t look into the future.”