Arsene has spoken of his desire to bring in at least one more signing before the new season, perhaps even two, but now it appears another of his stars has been linked with an Emirates departure!
JUVENTUS are ready to pile the pressure on Arsene Wenger with a £15million move for Robin van Persie.
But Arsenal will issue a hands-off warning after already losing Mathieu Flamini to AC Milan and Alex Hleb to Barcelona, who also want hitman Emmanuel Adebayor.
Juve see Dutch forward Van Persie as the perfect replacement for the talismanic Pavel Nedved.
The Czech star, 35, has signed a one-year contract extension in Turin but is expected to call it a day next June.
Van Persie, 24, arrived at Arsenal in 2004 for £3m from Feyenoord and was touted as the new Dennis Bergkamp.
His career has been blighted by injury but he has so far scored 28 goals in 87 appearances and scored twice for Holland during Euro 2008.
Van Persie is contracted to the Gunners until 2011 but, worryingly for Wenger, he has recently criticised the club’s pay structure.
He also suggested Arsenal suffer when their offers are compared to Premier League and continental rivals.
He said: “They won’t pay enormous amounts of money. They should go to a higher level of salary.”
Juve would prefer to do business now but are prepared to wait until Nedved packs in if necessary. (News of the World)
RVP has voiced his concerns about the wage structure at the club, as have the likes of Hleb and Adebayor, so it’s not a surprise that the Dutchman has been linked with a move away from the club. Wenger is right to stand his ground on this issue, and it seems pretty straightforward that if a player makes it so clear that he merely chasing a mega bucks deals, then Arsene will not think twice about offloading a player. However, Van Persie seems like a loyal player who has voiced his concerns about the pay structure, but I have faith in the forward and believe he will stay at the club that helped make him the star that he is. Do Gunners fans think that Robin may leave the club?