Robin van Persie will hold crunch contract talks with Arsenal tomorrow, Goal.com revealed.
A meeting has been scheduled in London at a neutral location for Van Persie’s camp to begin face-to-face negotiations with senior club officials, including manager Arsene Wenger and chief executive Ivan Gazidis.
According to Goal.com, Van Persie is expected to tell the club of his desire to either stay at Emirates Stadium or leave Arsenal this summer. The meeting will not take place at the stadium or the club’s London Colney training base. The Dutchman was non-committal about his future on Sunday afternoon after helping Arsenal finish third in the Premier League with a 3-2 win at West Brom. “We will have a chat next week and we will go from there,” he said.
It is believed that Arsenal will tell the club captain that they intend to hold him to a contract that runs until 2013 even if he refuses to sign the new deal that is set to be offered at the meeting.
However, Van Persie fears that this could kill his dream of a move to a European giant like Real Madrid or mega-rich new Premier League champions Manchester City.
Juventus and City have both publicly revealed their interest in the Premier League’s leading scorer this season, who ended the campaign with 30 goals and 37 in all competitions.