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Van Persie reluctance to join Man city delays Arsenal exit

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By Andrew Tuft

Saturday 04 August 2012

Manchester City are the side willing to pay the highest rate to sign Arsenal captain Robin van Persie, but the player is reluctant to join the Premier League champions, the Independent has reported.

Van Persie’s reticence means it is becoming increasingly likely he will start the season as an Arsenal player, the newspaper adds. Van Persie is holding out for a move to Juventus, his preferred choice, or, if the Serie A side cannot agree terms with Arsenal, Manchester United. But both Juventus and United hold a significantly lower valuation of van Persie than City.

Arsenal would only sell to City through gritted teeth. Arsene Wenger has seen a parade of his players move to the Etihad Stadium and his desire to prevent van Persie becoming the latest is tempered by Arsenal’s need to wring as much money out of van Persie’s buyer if he does move on.

Van Persie, although firm in his conviction that he does not want to go to City, feels he cannot stay at Arsenal for another year having publically rejected a new contract.

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By mark on 04 August 2012 at 16:06

Van Persie will leave, most likely to Juve, dunno why this journalist is saying United are even in the frame, they tried to get him on the cheap and Wenger wouldn't sell any player to Ferguson. Why is City not his preferred choice? They have the highest value offer on the table, and it's Wenger who's more reluctant to sell him to city not RvP himself. The only qualm is adebayor, who is likely to go to spurs anyway.

By saviour jimmy on 04 August 2012 at 13:06

d coming of new players shl b lk d coming of christ 4 al arsenal fans. n dats d end of our trophiles season

By Godwin Attah on 04 August 2012 at 12:57

RVP pls stay and play for arsenal bcos ur time of glory is now.i hate seen u mised out of dis booming glory.

By christian on 04 August 2012 at 09:25

Letvan persie stay coz he need a lot to do

By Tunde Faleru on 04 August 2012 at 09:07

Van persil pls stay with arsenal becos the time of trophies galon has come,dot you feel it.we know that with you in the squad arsenal we win many trophies and want you to lead the team.RVP stay with your husband.

By Terry on 04 August 2012 at 08:58

Get sorted so we can' get our squad in place. As the saying goes one swaiiow does make a summer. Terry M.

By Adewale on 04 August 2012 at 08:54

My advise 2RVP is 2 leave d club.cos if he stay wit his disloyalty 2 d club.he wil suffer more pain dan injury.





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