The ongoing saga of Robin Van Persie’s contract talks with Arsenal have been the talking point of the season, and it looks to me that the only condition for him is that Arsenal win the Third Champions League place (and will have a chance to win it next season) before he agrees to sign his extension.
In my opinion this is why Arsene Wenger is confident that the Dutchman will make his decision very quickly after the end of the season. Yesterday’s draw with Chelsea (and Tottenham’s defeat) has brought that goal one step closer which prompted Wenger to say: “It will be sorted at the end of the season – before the Euros.”
It will definitely be worth finalizing any deals early as Van Persie’s Holland are one of the hot favourites in the Euro 2012 betting, and if he plays brilliantly in the Finals then the vultures will certainly be circling with even bigger-money offers for the Arsenal captain.
Another Arsenal player approaching the final year of his contract is Theo Walcott, and this may be a little harder to come to an agreement as I have a feeling that his demands may exceed Arsene Wenger’s valuation of his worth. A possibility that has struck me is that Wenger has done his utmost to tie Lukas Podolski down to an early deal as he thinks there is every chance that Walcott could be moving on…..