Arsenal are so determined to keep hold of their captain Robin van Persie by offering the Dutchman a new four-year contract worth up to £90,000-a-week, according to The Daily Express.
The 28-year-old current contract expires in June 2013, but has yet to agree new terms with the Gunners which have set alarm bells ringing around the Emirates.
It is believed that Arsenal’s chief executive Ivan Gazidis has instructed his colleague Richard Law to begin negotiations with the Dutchman about a new deal. Law has also been told to discuss contracts with other players in the same predicament – such as Thomas Vermaelen, Theo Walcott and Andrey Arshavin – in order to prevent them from being sold for a low fee or even leaving on a Bosman free.
However, Robin Van Persie recently admitted that he would only speak about his future at Arsenal next summer, which leaves the club, manager and fans pondering what he will decide to do…only time will tell.
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