Arsenal boss Wenger doesn't expect Van Persie strike action

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger doesn't expect any stop-work action from want-away striker Robin van Persie.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger doesn't expect any stop-work action from want-away striker Robin van Persie.

Manchester United, Manchester City and Juventus have all had bids for the Dutchman rejected.

"I do not want to talk too much about that situation because I believe it is also important that every individual player is happy," Wenger said.

"What is even more important in pre-season is that we focus on the season to come. Robin was an exceptional leader last year, but we know how much we had to fight to come third because we missed out the start of the season.

"After seven games we had lost four and we have learned that for us it is vital for us to focus on the start of the season rather than on any transfers.

"If the transfers happen, they happen. As long as you are at the club you give your best for the club and that is the only pride you can have as a football player and as a manager.

"As long as you are somewhere you give your best every day for that club. If it changes, it changes. I am convinced that Robin is like that, he is completely focused every day on his job.

"He loves football, he loves the game and as long as he is here he will do that."

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