AC Milan ace Clarence Seedorf hopes Robin van Persie thinks long and hard about his future at Arsenal.

Van Persie is wanted at Seedorf's club, Milan, but the midfielder has urged his Dutch colleague not to rush anything.

"A player must not leave a club because one is not in the Champions League. There must be other reasons. Van Persie gives Arsenal a lot, but he must not forget that Arsenal and Arsene Wenger in particular, have given him a lot," Seedorf told Voetbal International.

"They have been waiting for him and given him time to show his true potential. If Van Persie leaves, it should certainly not be because they will not participate in the CL."