Robin Van Persie will decide his future in the January transfer window, with the striker waiting to judge Arsene Wenger’s next crop of signings before making a move, according to the Daily Star.
Van Persie’s contract runs out in two years, and Wenger is hoping to avoid the same problems that came with Samir Nasri this summer and tie the Dutchman down.
While Arsenal have insisted they are in no rush to re-sign Van Persie, the club are privately hoping to get his contract sorted before speculation starts to surround the Gunners next January and summer.
But Van Persie is keen to wait until next year, and see whether Arsenal make any more big name signings before he agrees to anything.
Arsenal looked unlikely to make any game changing signings last summer, and after Nasri and Cesc Fabregas left, the club’s fans were growing rapidly in discontent.
But after the Gunners lost 8-2 to Manchester United, Wenger made five deadline day signings, in a sign that the side are hoping to challenge for trophies this season.
Whether Van Persie will stay at the club remains to be seen, but the paper claims a lot of his decision rests on whether Arsenal repeat their spending spree from deadline day in January.