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Van Persie plans Wenger meeting

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Wenger is desperate to keep his captain. (©GettyImages)
Wenger is desperate to keep his captain. (©GettyImages).

Robin van Persie has reiterated his intention to discuss his Arsenal future with Arsene Wenger at the end of the season.

The Gunners captain is out of contract in the summer of 2013, naturally, Wenger is desperate to ensure the club's top scorer stays at the Emirates Stadium beyond the terms of his current deal.

Having scored 39 goals for club and country this term, Van Persie will have no shortage of suitors this summer, and the 28-year-old has been linked consistently with Manchester City and Juventus.

Van Persie has certainly given Arsenal fans reason for optimism that he will extend his contract with the club, after expressing his sincere affection for the Gunners.

But, although the Dutch striker confirms he will sit down with the club in the summer to speak about the future, Van Persie stopped short of giving a clear indication that he will sign a new contract.

"That is still the plan," said Van Persie when asked about meeting with Wenger as he collected 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."

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