The contract talks with Arsenal’s captain Robin Van Persie are not going too well, and it seems that the Dutch striker might leave Arsenal this summer after he snubbed the first set of negotiations held between himself and the club.
Arsene Wenger has stated that he wants Robin to extend his contract before going away to join the Dutch team for the pre-EURO 2012 camp, and that ship is about to sail if the striker won’t accept a deal soon.
Russian club Anzhi have also expressed their interest to sign the Dutchman for a huge salary, while Juventus, City and Barcelona are also on his tracks.
Arsene Wenger needs to act fast, and signing Podolski won’t help him too much if Robin leaves, as he will still need a target man.
Montpellier’s Olivier Giroud seems to be the most likely transfer target for Wenger, but the Frenchman also has other options. Schalke’s Klaas Jan Huntelaar might also be a viable option given the fact that the Dutchman is running out of contract, while others like Burak Yilmaz or Leandro Damiao are also reportedly scouted by the Gunners in their attempt to enhance the squad.
Which of these do you think is good enough to take Van Persie’s place at Arsenal?