Robin van Persie not unsettled, insists Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says captain Robin van Persie has not been affected by the recent speculation over his future
Arsene Wenger is certain Arsenal captain Robin van Persie has not been unsettled by the recent speculation over his future.
The Gunners skipper, who has netted a staggering 32 goals for his club this season, has been linked with a summer move away from The Emirates, with his Arsenal contract set to expire at the end of next season.
Van Persie, 28, insists he will hold talks with Arsenal over a new contract in the summer – and Wenger is convinced he will be able to persuade the Dutch striker to commit his future to the club and claims the forward has not been affected by reports suggesting his future lies away from north London.
“At our level we are professional people,” said Wenger. “I believe if you are to have one quality it is not to be unsettled because what is said of you by other clubs is part of the job.
“What is important is how much you want to win the next game and all the rest is basically not important.
“I cannot stop that [others talking about Van Persie]. In an ideal world maybe, but it doesn’t bother me too much.
“Robin is the leader of our club and I would just like to specify that he is not at the end of his contract. He is under contract until 2013. So do your job, focus on your job which he does very well and enjoy your games.”