Arsenal striker Robin van Persie will open talks tomorrow with boss Arsene Wenger and club chief executive Ivan Gazidis regarding his short-term future at the North London club. The 28-year-old scored a total of 41 goals in 53 games for club and country during the 2011/2012 season, picking up the Premier League golden boot and inspiring a struggling Arsenal side to a top three finish at the expense of local rivals Spurs, a result which delighted casino and betting fans.
However, with Van Persie reaching an age where any move is likely to be his last before retirement from the game, his head might just be turned by the scent of success at clubs such as Manchester City, new Premier League champions and one of the favourites for glory next season.
Van Persie revealed after Arsenal’s final game of the season: “You never know but Arsenal is a massive club. Whatever happens, I’ll always love this club. I have been playing here for eight years and I love this club. Whatever happens that will never change. We will sit down next week”.
Manchester City are thought to be lining up a £25 million bid for the striker if any signs of uncertainty and discontent result from the meeting between player and club this week, and with the likes of Chelsea and Real Madrid also likely to deem it worthy of breaking the bank if it means bringing top notch quality such as Van Persie into their squads, it does look like Arsenal have a real task on their hands.
With Van Persie keen to sort out his future ahead of this summer’s Euros in Ukraine and Poland (check out the best odds now with Unibet), it looks likely that any decision will be made …