Robin van Persie proved yesterday what a vital cog he is in this Arsenal side and without him we would simply be lost. Arsene Wenger may not like to admit it in public but if it wasn’t for the Dutchman the Gunners would be nowhere near the top four of the Premier League, given the lack of assistance that RVP has received in the goal scoring department. Reports in the papers this morning suggest that Arsenal will look to break the bank in order to secure the services of Van Persie who has less than 18months on his current deal.
There is no question that this summer is make or break for Arsene Wenger anyway, as the North Londoners appear to be further away from a title challenge than they have been in years, but there is no doubt that getting Van Persie tied down to a new deal is just as significant. We need to show ambition in the transfer market and prove to Van Persie that he can achieve the success he clearly craves.
I have compiled a list of players that I think Arsene Wenger should look to, in order to highlight the club’s ambition to Robin van Persie.