Dutch legend tells Van Persie to blackmail Arsenal to “spend big money”

The former Netherlands manager Marco Van Basten has advised the Arsenal skipper Robin Van Persie to only sign his contract extension with the Gunners if top players will be brought in the club come the summer.

The Dutch striker still has a contract with the Gunners till 2013, but according to Van Basten he shouldn’t sign an extension if star players who can win trophies are going to be brought at the club.

“Arsenal have a few guys behind the scenes who really do want to spend big money on players.