Arsenal defender Mertesacker: We're better with Van Persie firing
The Germany defender is hoping Van Persie pens a new deal with the Gunners.
"We are very happy to have him here with us," Mertesacker told Arsenal Player.
"He can score every time in the game - right foot or left foot. He is unbelievably important for us in our game. If he scores goals we will be successful.