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Juventus have joined the race to sign Robin Van Persie, according to reports in Italy.
The Arsenal striker is sure to be one of the most sought-after players in world football this summer as he still has not signed a contract extension at the club.
His deal will have a year to run this summer and if he does not sign a new contract, he will be free to speak to foreign clubs in January 2013 regarding a move away from Arsenal.
Andrey Arshavin will not be moving to Anzhi this month, with time running out for a return to Russia.
When asked whether the Russian could leave for Anzhi, Arsene Wenger replied: “Not at the moment, no.”
These two Arsenal players couldn’t be further apart when comparing form right now and whilst all Gunners fans want to see Robin Van Persie put pen to paper on a new deal it’s probably safe to say that most Emirates Stadium supporters would happily see Andrei Arshavin leave as soon as possible.
The 30 year old Russian has looked disinterested and off the boil for around 18 months and interest from Anzhi was apparently very real but the former Zenit man will seemingly not be allowed to join the mega-rich Dagestan based side.
Juventus join Barcelona & Real Madrid in showing their interest in Robin Van Persie according to this source. The 28 year old Dutchman has been in imperious form this season, netting 28 goals in 34 appearances in all competitions. However the Arsenal skipper will have a year to run on his current deal come the summer and if the North London side do not clinch a top four finish then there will be a very real fear he will opt to leave the club.
Arsene Wenger is set to guide Arsenal to their seventh straight season without silverware and if were to miss out on securing Champions League football for next term then the pressure may well be placed on the Frenchman and his past successes may well count for nothing if his side miss out on a spot in the coveted showpiece tournament.
Currently Arsenal sit in fourth spot ahead of a crucial North London derby on Sunday.