Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Van Persie extends Arsenal contract

Van Persie extends Arsenal contract

All the speculation surrounding Van Persie's future has been put to rest after the Dutchman extended his contract with the Gunners.

The duration for the contract extension isn't clear though.

Van Persie who moved to Arsenal from Feyenoord in 2004 has scored 63 goals in 177 appearances for the club.

He was Arsenal's top scorer last season with 20 goals from 44 games.Leading the club to the semi finals of Champions league and the FA Cup.Along with it the club finished fourth in the league.

Manager Arsene Wenger said :

It’s fantastic news that Robin van Persie has committed his long term future to Arsenal Football Club, we’re all delighted. Robin is a hugely gifted player and has the talent and goalscoring ability to win matches at the very top level. We have already seen many times what Robin is capable of on a football pitch, but at only 25, there is still much more to come from him. Robin has the potential to become a true Arsenal great.


Van Persie was equally delighted to seal the deal.

I’m so happy to have signed a new long term contract. I’ve been at the Club for five years now and there really is a great feeling here at Arsenal. We have a top class manager, a squad full of superb young players, a world class stadium and brilliant supporters. Arsenal Football Club has a very bright future and I want to be part of it.

My heart is with Arsenal and I just can’t picture myself in a different shirt. I just can’t see it now because I love this Club so much. If you look at the last five years, look at the steps I have made every season, if you look at the support the Boss and the whole Club gave me, the fans gave me, my team mates gave me – this is the right decision.

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