Former Arsenal vice-chairman: Man Utd & Man City target should be sold quickly or resolve the issues

22:02 09 July 2012

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Robin van Persie's will travel to Manchester tomorrow. Picture: Nick Potts/PA Wire

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Transfer news: David Dein believes that the Gunners must resolve the Robin van Persie situation as soon as possible

Former Arsenal vice-chairman David Dein believes that Robin van Persie will leave in the summer but the north Londoners will look to keep hold of their star man.

The Dutchman revealed that he would not sign a new deal at the club, leading him to be linked with a move to Manchester United or Manchester City as well as abroad.

And Dein believes it is vital to resolve the situation quickly or risk losing the striker, who scored over 30 goals last season, for nothing.

“He has had such a wonderful season and he’s been there eight years. He’s the club captain, he means a lot to the club and to the fans,” Dein told reporters.

“Once a player comes out and says something like that it’s normally the prelude to a departure. But no doubt they will do all they can to try and keep him and make sure he sees out his last year.

“All I would hope, for the stability of the club, is whether he stays or whether he goes, it happens quickly. You don’t want to see what happened last year when you had Samir Nasri and Cesc Fabregas stringing it out.

“Clubs this week are going back for pre-season training. You want to have a settled squad. I hope that whatever happens with Robin, it happens quickly.”

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