He said: “It is one of the things they should have closed a long time ago. It is difficult to understand.
“If they lose Van Persie, it will be a drama. With Samir and Cesc, you can say, ‘OK, those two are gone but you know Jack Wilshere and Van Persie are still at the club’.
“But if Robin leaves that means next year it may be Theo Walcott, next year’s going to be Wilshere.”