Liverpool legend Graeme Souness has questioned whether Arsenal can keep hold of Robin van Persie. Souness wrote in his column for the Daily Star Sunday: "It is going to be difficult for Arsenal to hold onto Robin van Persie.

"I fear they could lose their Dutch striker, just as they lost skipper Cesc Fabregas to Barca for £33million and fellow midfielder Samir Nasri for £25m to Man City in the summer.

"Top players look for two things - what they are going to be paid and if they can win things.

"Van Persie will probably discover he can earn more money elsewhere, at a club with more chance of lifting trophies - but it might take a £30m fee to sign him."