Hill-Wood: Arsenal won’t break the bank to keep Van Persie

13:12 10 June 2012

Robin van Persie has expressed his desire to leave Arsenal. Photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Robin van Persie has expressed his desire to leave Arsenal. Photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

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Arsenal transfer news: Chairman says Gunners won’t pay striker £250,000 a week

Arsenal chairman Peter Hill-Wood says the Gunners won’t offer their skipper Robin van Persie £250,000 a week.

The Dutch striker’s current deal expires at the end of next season and talks are ongoing between the player and club over a new deal.

Van Persie netted 30 Premier League goals last season and has been linked with the likes of Manchester City and Juventus.

“He is vital to us and has been an extremely good captain,” Hill-Wood told The Sun.

“But if somebody comes along and offers Robin £250,000 a week then I am afraid we cannot compete with that.

“With players, you never know what they are going to do.

“Some players say they want silverware but when they have the chance to earn ¬extraordinary money that has been pumped into the game, then you just have to hope they will stay ¬because they are happy and loyal where they are.”

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