Arsenal 'receive RVP offers'

Image: Robin van Persie: Arsenal are understood to have received a number of offers for star striker

Sky Sports understands Arsenal have received a number of offers for captain Robin van Persie following his decision not to extend his contract.

City, United and Juve all linked with Gunners striker

Sky Sports understands Arsenal have received a number of offers for captain Robin van Persie following his decision not to extend his stay with the club. The Holland international confirmed earlier this month that he would not sign fresh terms at Emirates Stadium, with his current contract having just 12 months left to run. The Gunners have been left in the unenviable position of having to cash in on Van Persie this summer, or allow their star striker to walk away for nothing at the end of the season. Manchester City, Manchester United and Juventus have all been strongly linked with the former Feyenoord player, who made the move to North London in May 2004.

Concerns

Van Persie topped the Premier League scoring charts last term, netting an impressive 30 times as he helped Arsene Wenger's side finish third in the table. The Dutchman returned to training on Monday for further discussions with Wenger and chief executive Ivan Gazidis having previously outlined his concerns over the club's future direction. The 28-year-old fears that the club will not be able to challenge for major honours if they continue to adopt the transfer policy and wage structure of recent years following their move to the Emirates. It now remains to be seen how Arsenal respond to the offers they have received for a player who already has a number of suitors vying for his services.

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