Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is eager to find a solution to Robin van Persie’s contract situation, even if it is to sell him reports The Daily Mail.
The Netherlands international has less than a year left on his deal at the Emirates Stadium, and has made it clear that he will not prolong his stay with the Gunners.
Wenger now must decide whether to keep his captain and lose him for free next summer or sell his best player.
After last summer, when Arsenal lost Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri, the French coach had very little time to find replacements and as such the north London club started the season slowly.
This time round Wenger is eager for a solution to be found so he can find an able replacement and not be rushed in his transfer dealings.
Both Manchester clubs and Juventus are believed to be the frontrunners for Van Persie’s signature, with a deal in the region of £20 million in the offing.
Despite the summer signing of France striker Olivier Giroud, the Gunners are thought to be eyeing the likes of Robert Lewandowski and Stevan Jovetic as possible replacements for the Dutch hitman.
By Gareth McKnight