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Wenger’s has a new deadline for captain Van Persie


Arsene Wenger still has the desire to keep star player Van persie at the emirates but wants his future to be sorted out before the start of the new Barclays Premier League season.

The 28-year-old Netherlands International announced that he would not renewing his current deal at the Emirates Stadium after his team bowed out of the European Championships earlier this summer, his current deal expires at the end of next term. This raised questions about the club’s ambitions going forward. And so far nothing has been good for both the club and its fans.

Speaking in Malaysia at the start of the Gunners’ pre-season tour, Wenger said at a press conference: “We are very, very ambitious. You know that. Not only very ambitious, but also very proud of the way we run our club. He also added

“Van Persie is a world-class striker and I am a big supporter of him. I have supported him through his whole career. He has one year left and is in demand but our desire is to keep him.

“However, we will do what is in best interest of the club. If you have a decoder in your head you can decode that.”

Wenger will be hoping that he does not face a situation like last summer where he was left disgruntled following the departure of Nasri , Fabregas , Clichy.

“The official transfer deadline is August 31 but then we can create an internal deadline,” the Frenchman said. Asked if that was before the new campaign kicks off, he replied: “Of course. I believe the transfer market should stop before the season starts anyway.”