Wenger dismisses Van Persie Juventus link

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has dismissed talk of Robin Van Persie moving to Juventus, and remains confident his striker will stay in North London, reports Corriere dello Sport.

The Dutchman held preliminary talks with Arsenal before flying out to participate in Holland’s Euro 2012 campaign, and with the Dutch eliminated, talk of a potential move away from the Emirates Stadium has again gathered pace, with Juventus touted as potential suitors.

Though interest is high in Van Persie, manager Arsene Wenger, speaking to Corriere Dello Sport, said: “I am certain that Robin will remain with us. If you want to know why I am so certain that Robin will remain with us is because there is no reason in this world why a great player like Van Persie should go and play for you, in Italy and in your competition. Your football is at an inferior level to the Premier League.”

Robin Van Persie has been linked with a move to various leagues around Europe, with Manchester City reportedly ready to offer the player a high-figure salary after seeing the player grab the premier League’s golden boot trophy with 30 goals.

The 28-year-old could be encouraged by the signing of fellow striker Lukas Podolski and the impending signing of Olivier Giroud which is expected to be completed soon, and a potential three man strike force could have fans excited at the thought.

Wenger’s confidence will do little to allay fears from Arsenal supporters who will recall the Arsenal manager seemingly confident Cesc Fabregas would not leave the club last summer.

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