The captain 'gunner' negotiate a pact with the club at the end of season and fuels speculation about his future.
Robin van Persie has decided to postpone until the end of this season negotiations for the renewal of his contract with Arsenal, which expires in 2013. In statements to the club magazine, Captain 'gunner' has justified its decision by the need to focus exclusively on the competition in football. Stance, however, further fueling speculation about a change of scenery. Van Persie would win a few months of tranquility avoiding peer pressure and, incidentally, would give him time to see to what extent are real information linking him to several European clubs, including Barça.
The Dutchman, 28 and top scorer in the Premier League with 22 goals, told the club's official media that "there have been many stories, often contradictory, about my situation and I would like to clarify. There is nothing complicated or strange. The club and I have agreed to speak at the end of season to see how things are. "The coach Arsene Wenger and general director Ivan Gazidis agree with the strategy. "We are all so comfortable," he said. Van Persie added that just wants to "stay focused on playing games against the tight schedule" that awaits the Arsenal.
Neither the Dutch nor the club can be avoided, however, that the fans see a negative background in all this for the umpteenth bad season Arsenal. The humiliation received at San Siro against Milan (4-0) in the first leg of the knockout stages of the Champions League, and the inability to recover the 17 points behind the leading English are strong arguments for Van Persie look an exit after eight years in London.
The forward looks askance at Barça in a while. Go to his friend Cesc triumph with the team azulgrana, with whom he has already won the Supercopa of Spain, the Euro and World Club, and would be happy to meet him at the Camp Nou in the event that Barça move tab that you have not done. Not the first time they've talked about this course, as already reported MD, nor the last. (via MD)