Robin van Persie is set to return to Arsenal on Monday following his summer break, and is expected to have future talks with the club immediately upon his arrival.
The Dutchman indicated before going on holiday that he wouldn’t sign a new contract at the Emirates after the expiry of his current deal next summer, citing differences between him and the management over how the club should move forward.
The Gunners are still hopeful of convincing their skipper to make a U-turn and sign a new deal, but are still in the dark over whether Van Persie’s stance has changed since he released a statement last week.
Reports suggest that Arsene Wenger will offer the striker a much-improved contract, along with assurances over a continued investment on new players, but with Manchester City and Juventus ready to splash the cash, will offload the 28-year old if talks do not end successfully.
Both parties will also want to conclude matters before the end of the week, with Arsenal set to depart on a pre-season tour of the Far East this weekend.
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