Arsenal are prepared to make Robin van Persie the highest paid player in their history.

Arsenal are ready to give Van Persie a £4m signing-on fee plus over £100,000 a week to fend off the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid, AC Milan and Juventus, says the Mirror.

Van Persie can expect a better deal than Thierry Henry or Cesc Fabregas, top earners in the past.