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Arsenal boss Wenger blanks Man Ud: I want Van Persie to stay

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger insists there's no fresh contact from Manchester United for Robin van Persie. The Dutchman featured in victory over Cologne yesterday.

Wenger said: "There's no news on Van Persie. Our fans want him to stay so you can understand they are excited.

"Anything I could say about Van Persie would be a lie because he's our player and that's it.

"Robin scored 30 goals last season and you want to keep your best player.

"He was player of the year in England. We want to keep him. I cannot tell you more at the moment because I don't know more."

Wenger added: "We have not bought the players to replace Van Persie, but to strengthen our squad with the thinking Van Persie will stay. That's still my mind at the moment."

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