The current saga surrounding Arsenal striker Robin van Persie looks set to continue, as current players in the Arsenal squad admit that they have no idea about the future of their captain and whether or not he will remain with the club next season.
Van Persie's decision not to re-sign with his current club came as the most stunning decision so far in the summer transfer window—stunning for those outside of the club but particularly for those inside the club, as well.
Arsenal player Aaron Ramsey said via the Daily Mail that he and his teammates are in the dark about the situation with van Persie.
I don't know and we as players don't know what is happening so we will just have to wait and see what happens...There's no need for me to get involved.
With Van Persie set to leave the club at the end of next season, and reports emerging that he could be making a move to another club this season, Arsenal's new recruits Olivier Giroud and Lukas Podoski will have to step up if the Gunners are achieve a top-four spot again.
Arsenal confirmed in a statement (h/t The Telegraph) that they remain unlikely to sell Van Persie and expect the Dutch international to play for the club for the remainder of his contract.
We have to respect Robin’s decision not to renew his contract. Robin [van Persie] has one year to run on his current contract and we are confident that he will fulfil his commitments to the club...
Regardless of whether Arsenal do end up selling their go-to striker or retain him for the upcoming English Premier League season, the Gunners need to come together as a club and work through the saga together.
Van Persie's teammates at the Emirates will no doubt be affected by the breakdown in contract negotiations and the potential sell-off that could occur shortly, but they must not dwell on it—focusing instead on preparing well for the season ahead and coming together as team.
Because it won't be long before the transfer window is over and the Premier League has begun, and the Gunners are once again fighting across several major tournaments.
With or without Van Persie.
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