Arsenal Transfer News: Why Stalled Robin Van Persie Talks Are a Bad Sign

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Arsenal Transfer News: Why Stalled Robin Van Persie Talks Are a Bad Sign
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Arsenal superstar striker Robin van Persie has gone to training camp for the Netherlands Euro 2012 squad without making a decision on his future.

This is bad news for the Gunners.

No decision at all is the only thing worse for Arsenal than a decision to leave. That means that van Persie is seriously considering leaving London. 

Now, his wife and family love the The Smoke and are very settled there, but after a season that showcased many low points, Arsenal may not be the paradise it once was for van Persie. The 28-year-old might have a better chance to win with another club. 

Clearly, he is mulling over the decision. 

Juventus is out of the van Persie race but many other teams want the Dutchman on their squad. 

The Dutch striker would get paid £250,000 a week at Manchester City and Manchester United compared to the £130,000 weekly salary that Arsenal is reportedly offering him.

AC Milan and Real Madrid are also two realistic destinations where van Persie may end up. 

But Arsenal fans cannot mull over the future and most focus on the present. 

On Wednesday, van Persie met with manager Arsene Wenger but those talks were tense and nothing happened as the captain is in the Netherlands’ training camp without a new deal. 

This spells problems. 

Wenger has reportedly said that he wanted van Persie to make a decision before Euro 2012 kicks off. But the European Championship is creeping up on soccer fans and the weight of this selection is still hanging in the air. 

Van Persie must be weighing his options on his future. 

A return to Arsenal is likely, but is getting more and more bleak as the days go by. 

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