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Arsenal skipper Van Persie: My future is private matter

Arsenal skipper Robin van Persie insists he is committed to the club. Last week in Holland, He was deluged with questions about his future and whether he would sign a new contract.

He certainly made it clear he is not itching to follow Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri out of the Emirates.

Van Persie explained: "I am not going to make any statements about my future. Not now, not for a while.

"I've been at Arsenal eight years and that is quite extraordinary these days. Which is why I treasure this. What my future will bring, nobody knows.

"I can understand people are curious, but I am just dedicated to everything at Arsenal right now. Since November last year I've played lots of games, scored lots of goals and made assists.

"Twelve months' non-stop football is doing me well. I feel that I am still growing in form. It is the first time in quite a few years that I can experience that.

"My future is a private matter and when at some point there could be some news, people will hear it. And I do realise that we have to get things going at Arsenal, but I have full confidence that we are going to do okay.

"Our start is not good. I would have felt better if we had won the derby. We didn't and right now there is a negative feeling. But I assure you, it is not all that negative.

"It is up to us, players and staff, to sort it out on the pitch.''

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