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

PA Wire/Press Association Images

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.”

Related articles

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
1
2 3 4 5 6
7

Latest Arsenal news

Saturday, May 23, 2015
Aaron Ramsey of Arsenal (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Arsene Wenger insists Aaron Ramsey will not be leaving Arsenal to join Barcelona this summer.

Saturday, May 23, 2015
Alexandre Lacazette of Lyon  (Photo by Kaz Photography/Getty Images)

The latest transfer news and rumours heading into the final weekend of the Premier League season.

Saturday, May 23, 2015
Donsah Godfred of Cagliari in action (Photo by Enrico Locci/Getty Images)

Cagliari’s Godfred Donsah has been attracting the interest of a trio of top Premier League clubs, according to his agent.

Friday, May 22, 2015
Saido Berahino of West Bromwich Albion  (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Boss Tony Pulis admitted West Brom will let Saido Berahino leave if a top four club makes a move - but only for the right deal.

Friday, May 22, 2015
Steven Caulker of QPR battles for the ball with Raheem Sterling of Liverpool (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

The saga over Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling’s future is likely to rumble on well into the summer after the club turned the tables on his agent, with interest from Arsenal and Manchester United.

Breaking News

Friday, May 22, 2015

There are severe delays on the Central Line after a woman was hit by a Tube train.

Read more

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...

Competitions

You could take in stunning views of London over brunch at the Sky Garden

Celebrate lighter, brighter days with the chance of winning an indulgent brunch for two with a bottle of bubbles at Darwin, the cool and casual brasserie 36 floors up at Sky Garden.

Read more

Arsenal Transfer News