Barcelona midfielder gives his thoughts on his former team-mates future plans.
Former Arsenal skipper Cesc Fabregas has told Robin van Persie that if he wants to leave the Emirates Stadium, he needs to do it now.
Van Persie currently has 18 months left on his contract, and the Dutch forward has admitted to not being in any hurry to begin contract talks.
Fabregas, who quit Arsenal in the summer to sign for Barcelona, has told van Persie this could be his last chance to leave, given he is already 28.
“I don’t know if they will keep him. It is his decision,” Fabregas said of his former team-mate.
“At his age, if he wants to move it will be his last chance and if he wants to stay he will stay and retire at Arsenal. We will see what he decides but he’s been very loyal to Arsenal for a few years. He is a key player, the fans love him. He is the role model of Arsenal, the star player and they cannot afford to lose him.”
SOURCE: Sporting Life
Possibly not the first person Arsenal fans would want advising Robin Van Persie on his future but he may well be fairly accurate with his thoughts on the matter. Robin Van Persie does seem like a loyal fellow but if the Gunners failed to end their silverware drought or even fail to claim a top four spot then one would imagine Arsene Wenger would be mighty worried about what the Dutchman may decide to do in relation to any contract offer.
The 28 year old has been at the North London club for seven and a half years and has thus far one single FA Cup success to his name. Now that the former Feyenoord man has steered clear of injuries for probably the longest period of his Arsenal career, he is showing just how effective a striker he can be, and a number of Europe’s elite clubs are seemingly ready to pounce.