Arsenal gives up on retaining captain Van Persie
Arsenal has left out captain Robin Van Persie from their latest online catalogue, which signals that the club has lost all hope of keeping the Dutch international at The Emirates.sports Updated: Jul 17, 2012 18:24 IST
Arsenal has left out captain Robin Van Persie from their latest online catalogue, which signals that the club has lost all hope of keeping the Dutch international at The Emirates.
Van Persie returned to training with Arsenal on Monday insisting he still wants to quit the club in search of trophies.
Van Persie wants his future sorted out before the squad leaves on a Far East tour on Saturday.
"Robin returned to training on Monday as expected, and made it clear he wants to sit down and resolve the matter of his future, either way, as soon as possible," The Sun quoted a club spokesperson, as saying.
"No date has yet been agreed for that meeting," he added.
Man City, Man United, Juventus and Real Madrid want Van Persie, who has a year left on his Arsenal deal.
But last season's top Premier League scorer, with 30 goals, does not feature at all in the latest online club catalogue.
There are even club T-shirts for lesser lights such as Per Mertesacker.
Van Persie helped launch the Gunners' new home kit in April, but he has been airbrushed out of the latest online brochure, which highlights the team's new purple away kit.
First Published: Jul 17, 2012 18:20 IST