It has just been announced that Robin van Persie will not be extending his deal with the club, which runs out next summer.
His statement on his official website (at time of writing) had unsurprisingly crashed, due to the nature of the announcement.
He said about his decision:
“This was a meeting about the club’s future strategy and their policy. Financial terms or a contract have not been discussed, since that is not my priority at all.
“I personally have had a great season but my goal has been to win trophies with the team and to bring the club back to its glory days.
“Out of my huge respect for Mr. Wenger, the players and the fans I don’t want to go into any details, but unfortunately in this meeting it has again become clear to me that we in many aspects disagree on the way Arsenal FC should move forward.”
Van Persie was spectacular for Arsenal last season, and was a match winner on a regular basis.
So what’s your reaction to yet another captain leaving the club?
Where do you think he’ll end up?
Or do you think there’s still a chance he will stay?