Negotiations with Van Persie collapse
Robin Van Persie's Arsenal future hangs in the balance after showdown talks with boss Arsene Wenger.
The Gunners had hoped to persuade their captain to agree a lucrative new three-year deal worth £130,000 a week that would see off interest from champions Manchester City and keep him at the Emirates.
But yesterday’s talks, which have been described as tense and tetchy, broke down with no agreement.
Fears are now mounting that Van Persie could be tempted by a move from Arsenal to the Etihad, with City desperate to land the Premier League’s top star.
As revealed in SunSport yesterday, Arsenal are willing to play hard ball if 28-year-old Van Persie does not sign — and will make him see out the last year of his current deal.
The Dutchman hit 37 goals for the Gunners this season and was named both PFA and Football Writers’ Player of the Year. - www.thesun.co.uk