Szczesny feels Van Persie will stay

Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has stated that he feels star striker and captain Robin van Persie will stay with the club, despite stalling on signing a new contract.

The Netherlands international has proved himself to be one of the best attackers in the world over the last year, but with his contract due to expire in the summer of 2013, the north London club are at threat of losing their talisman.

However Szczesny believes that Van Persie will opt to stay with The Gunners and renew his current deal.

“We really don’t discuss that, it is not our business,” Szczesny told the London Evening Standard.

“We just want to have him at the club. We are trying to make the most of it while he is here, he is a great captain and leader of the team and we are very pleased to have him.

“I’m personally confident that he will stay at Arsenal. That is where he belongs and that is where he is at his very best.

“Robin does his talking on the pitch by scoring all the goals for this club and I think that shows you his commitment. We are confident that he will be staying at Arsenal,” he concluded.

By Gareth McKnight