Wenger irked by Van Persie questions
Arsene Wenger growing tired of questions regarding Robin van Persie's future
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has denied the club are any closer to selling striker Robin van Persie after becoming irritated by questions about the Dutchman's future.
Wenger was pressed about Van Persie by journalists after his side had lost 2-0 to Premier League champions Manchester City on the latest leg of their Far East tour. City and rivals Manchester United have been linked with a move for the unsettled Arsenal captain and Wenger has become annoyed by the speculation.
Several newspapers quoted Wenger as saying: "We have talked about Van Persie. I have talked about Van Persie and I'm not talking about that question any more."
The Dutchman has missed Arsenal's tour and is instead working on his fitness following Euro 2012.
Wenger added: "Van Persie is close to fitness. But we have not had any more contact from City or United about him."
City manager Roberto Mancini backed up Wenger's claim that no bids had been made.
"If he said this, I think it's true. Van Persie is one of the best strikers so it's difficult to buy him," said Mancini.
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Cant say I blame him. It's as if there is nothing else to talk about and that the club will die because RVP is leaving!! Total rubbish of course.
Yes us Gunners fans (or gooners as some like to refer to us as) are frustrated that we have not won any trophies but again, we have to be proud of the fact that we've not been supported financially by some people with bottomless pockets!. The club is in good shape and that is the most important thing.
RVP can go and I think many of us will be happy at the end of the day. It is the Nasri saga rolling over again and we do not need it.
I hope that Wenger and the team will get closer to winning something this season. Apart from a dreadful start last season which saw many baying for Wenger to go, they finished in a very credible position. Hopefully we'll do better this season with players who are hungry for success.
if we sell robin, let us sell him to a club over sea's. the last thing arsenal will want to see is robin scoring
goals against his old club, so i say it's a no! no! so stay away man-u and city.
I see it's day release time for the jealous envious Arsenal/Wenger haters!
Which Arsenal supporters were begging a few weeks ago for RvP to stay???
It surely wasn't me or any of the true gooner non-plastic glory hunting supporters.
RvP or any other person and that includes wenger is not necessary for Arsenal's survival.
Arsenal FC has sucessfully existed for over 100 years and the transitional period AFC is currently going through will ensure they will successfully exist for many a year to come even after the football financial bubble bursts, the spend spend clubs have lost their sugar daddies and the banks start to ask for their money back from the big debt clubs.
Now 'transitional period' look the term up in a dictionary, maybe it'll sink into a few thick skulls why Arsenal haven't won the EPL in a while.
There really ought to be a compulsory IQ test before people are allowed to leave comments on here!!!
watch this space rvp stays at arsenal. because they win the title. now they have a stronger squad.
they gave some teams a beating with a depleted squad last year. i.e. chelsea/spurs/man-c/liverpool.
before we go there not man-u. thats because they needed help from the f.a. to keep in touch with man. city. if robin wants to go. then sell him abroad. why should wenger help other premier teams to beat the arsenal. it would be a kick in the head to all arsenal fans.
If he plays as well next season as last [questionable] and gets Arsenal into the knockout stages of the CL it should earn you, I guess, about £20m and up to £50 if you make the final; more if you win it. And if you get a top 4 slot again, you'll have that revenue for 2014 as well.
So letting him go for free at the end of 2013 will possibly earn you more than twice as much as selling him now. And if you do sell him what likelihood is it that you won't even get a top four spot when you look at the investment your competitors are presently making?
Attention David Reid!
You are trying your utmost to get the decent and true Arsenal supporters to decend to dirty scum level.
With every writing you come out extremely vile, rude and idiotic. People have been ignoring you and I wish they will continue. But the situation of things at Arsenal demand that the true and greater majority of Arsenal supporters who have have been largely quiet should now speak out.
You have been defending the status quo and claiming that Arsenal could not have done better than the present outcome. You have been bleathing about the project at Arsenal and claiming to know Wenger and Gazidis better than the Arsenal's last 4 captains who were sold to our rivals in England and Europe. David, each time I see your write up here I feel extremely disgusted because you are more of the old same and you claim absolute perfection of the knowledge of Arsenal fc and also the English language.
Truly speaking, you and Zulu(Danny clarke) are in the same camp. In truth you could be a clever Spurs fan who is viciously determined to cause a rift in the Arsenal ranks by playing on the minds of the genuine fans of AFC. Even Gazidis and Wenger never lay claim to absolute authority and perfect knowledge of all matters and projects relating to Arsenal as much as you do. You have severally resorted to psychological bullying of the genuine Arsenal supporters who dared question the progress and ambition at Arsenal. Bullying is evil. David , you are full of disrespect and extremely intollerant.
Mr. David Reid, you are not an Arsenal supporter. You are a fraud and fake.
Arsenal for life.
Actually Kevin I'm with you on this one mate!
I've had a sneaky feeling all along that RvP will stay at Arsenal because no one will pay Arsenal's asking price for an injury prone one season wonder and I think RvP has been trying it to force the club's hand to spend more money on the squad to mount a credible challenge for the title/trophies.
Manchester have no money to buy Van Persie now. Maybe the are going to wait a year to have him for free.
That what you call rich club like city when the run out of money. The media may need a new story to selling their news papers. If any one want Van Persie Arsenal have a price for him. Pls pay it or Shut Up and let Arsenal to get on with it their football.
Mr Wenger help Van Persie all the way to became better player and Van Persie stubbing Mr Wenger in the back. If he want to leave Arsenal tell me who want buy him and nobody has made any offer yet.
Who you think you are kidding Van Persie or Arsenal. We can not let Van Persie be sold cheap. If any club can afford to buy other player from other club by paying the higher amount of money the can afford to buy Van. Give us the right money and you can have him full stop