Arsenal receive a pleasant surprise from a certain Dutch striker: At least someone is making Arsene’s life easy!

Arsene Wenger had to fight like hell to keep striker Emmanuel Adebayor at the club this summer. After beating Barcelona and AC Milan back numerous times, the club ended up shelling out the cash to keep him at the Emirates until 2012. While Adebayor surely made things difficult for the Arsenal brass, a certain Dutch striker has made it clear that he has no intentions of dragging his feet. He wants a new contract as soon as possible!

Robin Van Persie has raised hopes of Arsenal supporters by saying that he wants to re-start his contract talks.

He said: “I was in talks before the Euros but, hopefully, we can sit down together one of these days again.

“That is my intention – always to commit to the club. I love this club, it is a great team.

“Like me, I love to play lots of combination football, so I am in the right place.” (

Now this is refreshing news! With Flamini, Hleb walking out on the club, and Adebayor making like miserable for many, Robin van Persie’s recent comments should have Arsenal supporters signing his praises! Before the injury last season, van Persie was one of the best strikers in the Premier League. The sooner Arsenal can sign the Dutch striker to a new deal, the better!

What do Arsenal supporters think about van Persie’s recent comments? Do you consider him a critical piece for Arsenal’s future?

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