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Arsenal board, Wenger split on now selling want-away Van Persie

Arsenal chiefs want rid of Robin van Persie. The Daily Mail says Van Persie is keen to have his exit finalised by the time the club's Asia tour kicks off on July 24. It is understood that he would rather not be included in the squad that flies to Malaysia as it would delay his pending move.

But manager Arsene Wenger is unlikely to take a lenient view on him missing the trip.

Wenger has not given up hope of persuading Van Persie to change his mind and is planning a heart-to-heart meeting with the striker when he reports for pre-season training in around 10 days.

But there is a feeling at the Emirates Stadium that Van Persie's position is untenable after he admitted he does not agree with the club's direction.

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