Van Persie 'to end his career with Arsenal'By John Cross, 18/05/11http://www.mirrorfootball.co.uk/news/Ar ... 37760.html
Arsene Wenger will offer Robin van Persie a five-year deal to keep the Dutch striker at Arsenal for the rest of his career. Van Persie, 27, has got two years left on his current £70,000-a-week deal, but Arsenal are anxious to tie him down quickly and avoid a repeat of recent contract sagas. Samir Nasri has yet to sign a new deal and only has one year left, which has alerted Inter Milan, Bayern Munich and Manchester City. Wenger remains confident Nasri will stay, but Arsenal may sell defender Gael Clichy before he gets into the final year of his contract.
Arsenal want to avoid such uncertainty with Van Persie and the Dutch forward will be offered a deal to put him on a par with Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas, who is on around £90,000-a-week. Van Persie is enjoying his best ever season for Arsenal, scoring 21 goals - with 20 of those coming in 22 games this calendar year. The Dutch international has also spoken of his love for the club and has emerged with great credit this season, even though Arsenal’s promising first half of the campaign has faded away into disappointment. He has been made vice-captain and is now among the club's more senior players - but his oustanding second half of the season is also likely to have alerted other top European clubs. That has made Arsenal even more determined to secure one of their top stars on a new, long contract.