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Van Persie ready for talks

Image: Robin van Persie: Arsenal captain will soon sit down and discuss his future with Arsene Wenger

Robin van Persie has confirmed he intends to discuss his Arsenal future with manager Arsene Wenger at the end of the season.

Arsenal captain says he will 'always be a Gunner'

Robin van Persie has confirmed he intends to discuss his Arsenal future with manager Arsene Wenger at the end of the season. The Gunners captain has only one more season remaining on his deal at the Emirates Stadium and Wenger is determined to hang on to the Netherlands international. Wenger recently outlined his intention to resolve Van Persie's future before the striker heads off to join the Dutch squad for the European Championship. Van Persie is also ready to sit down and talk about his plans after the former Feyenoord youngster revealed he will 'always be a Gunner'.

Unbelievable club

"That is still the plan," said Van Persie regarding the talks after collecting the Football Writers' Footballer of the Year award on Thursday night. "We haven't set a date but I will have a meeting with the boss like we did before now. We will be having a meeting about my future, and lots of other things. "Arsenal is an unbelievable club. The player I am today is because of Arsenal. When I actually signed the deal (to join Arsenal) it was a dream come true. "If you ask the likes of Robert Pires how he feels, what he feels like he will say 'I feel like a Gunner' - and whatever happens with me I will always be a Gunner." Van Persie - who was also named the Professional Footballers' Association Player of the Year - picked up the prestigious FWA accolade and admitted it was an unexpected honour.
Very proud
"It makes me very proud to be here. I have seen the list [of previous winners], and for me, I never really thought I would be sitting here winning this trophy," Van Persie said. "But even this season I was not really thinking about winning a trophy for myself. I was just playing because I love it and for Arsenal to finish as high as possible in the league. "When I found out I had actually won it, I was a bit surprised, and was like, 'What, me? Really?' "It makes me really proud to be part of that history." Van Persie said being honoured by both his peers and journalists alike was a humbling experience, adding: "The writers know everything about the season because they have seen every single game, analysed every goal, every move. They know everything about you. "They are doing interviews with me and other players, they get a clear picture of who is the best player, which is why it means so much that these guys have voted for me."

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