Previous
Estoril
PSV Eindhoven
3
3
FT
Game Details
Real Sociedad
Elche
7:45 PM GMT
Game Details
SC Freiburg
VfB Stuttgart
7:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Marseille
Nantes
7:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Dordrecht '90
Willem II Tilburg
7:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Guimaraes
Moreirense
8:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Rostov
FK Amkar Perm
1
1
LIVE 60'
Game Details
Next
Aug 6, 2012

RVP joins Arsenal for pre-season

Robin van Persie has flown out to Germany with Arsenal for the club's pre-season friendly against Cologne as speculation mounts that he will stay at Emirates Stadium.

• Gunners close in on Malaga's Cazorla
• Mancini cools Van Persie talk

Van Persie, 29, is wanted by Juventus and both Manchester clubs, but none of the trio have yet offered anything like the fee Arsenal are demanding before they would consider selling their striker.

Arsenal have made it clear they will keep the Dutchman for the final year of his current contract unless they are paid £25 million, but the interested clubs do not want to stump up a big fee on top of his reported wage demands of £190,000 a week, and there is a growing belief that he could now stay in North London.

Van Persie challenged Arsene Wenger and the club last month when he issued a statement explaining why he wanted to leave the Emirates, claiming Arsenal lacked ambition.

Wenger has certainly tried to meet that challenge with a series of big-name signings including highly rated Spanish international forward Santi Cazorla, who is also reported to have flown to Germany as part of the Arsenal squad even though his £16.5 million transfer has yet to be officially completed.

Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud have also arrived and are part of the 24-man squad that travelled to Germany on Monday.

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.