Arsenal defender Vermaelen: I hope Van Persie stays

Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen is urging Robin van Persie to stay. It is thought Van Persie wants a move to Manchester United.

Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen is urging Robin van Persie to stay.

It is thought Van Persie wants a move to Manchester United.

But Arsenal team-mate Vermaelen said: “I hope he stays the next four years.

“I don’t know what happens behind the scenes but at the moment I can only say he’s a player for Arsenal.”

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