Gunners in no rush over Van Persie

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Arsenal will not be rushed into making an announcement on captain Robin van Persie's future, chief executive Ivan Gazidis insists.

Van Persie scored 37 times for the Gunners last season but he could leave the Emirates Stadium this summer if he fails to agree an extension to his current contract, which expires at the end of next season. Talks over Van Persie's contract ended without agreement last month and Manchester City have vowed to bid for the striker if he becomes available.

Van Persie, who is on international duty with Holland at Euro 2012, has described another one of his suitors, Juventus, as a "great team", further fuelling suggestions he could quit London. But despite the uncertainty over their skipper's future, Gazidis told Arsenal's website: "Robin sat down with us at the end of the season and we had a good discussion."

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