Gervinho Worried That Van Persie Will Leave

Arsenal’s newly transferred striker Gervinho is now worried about the possibility of losing his teammate Robin Van Persie due to the Dutch striker’s attempts to delay the contract extension talks with the Gunners.

Robin still has a contract with Arsenal until the end of 2013, but the Gunners could lose him for a smaller fee than usual in the summer if he won’t extend his contract.

“I don’t want the sale of Robin van Persie. Arsenal is a team that needs good footballers and leaders on the field.

Wenger practically admits that Van Persie will leave Arsenal this summer

When I found this quote from Arsene Wenger I was a little unsure to whether the Arsenal boss was simply preparing the fans for the loss of Van Persie at the end of the season, or if he really believed that Arsenal could win the Premiership and have the Dutchman sign a new contract at the same time.

Now that Arsenal have lost to Fulham and are now four defeats worse off than the two Manchester clubs I am certain it is the former, and Van Persie is now practically certain to move on to pastures new in the summer.