Van Persie will hope to have signed for Manchester United before then.
“I think the reaction will be varied and it will be interesting to see what is now said in the captain’s notes in the programme. I think his statement was objectionable.
"I can’t understand people who are disloyal, especially when people have been loyal towards them, but gone are the days when I worry about any one individual player.
"I think most players are mercenaries. If he plays and scores I will cheer because he is scoring a goal for Arsenal.
"He suggests he wants more signings, but who? They have spent this summer on three good players. Does he think we can get Messi?”