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Van Persie: My Arsenal future tied to Wenger

Robin van Persie admits his Arsenal future is tied to manager Arsene Wenger.

The Dutch ace told Sport: "When I left Feyenoord, I could have gone to one of three clubs: Sevilla, PSV Eindhoven or Arsenal.

"At Sevilla I could have earned a lot more but my mind was made up that I was going to London because I thought that was going to be the best way to develop and improve myself as a footballer.

"I always felt that the money would come later. I function at my best when I feel pleasure around me and here at Arsenal I've found both that and everything else that I desire.

"I'm living in a quiet village near London and everything at the club is organised to perfection.

"On the pitch things are going great and we're playing the way I like. So I'm enjoying every day but I'm also realistic.

"One day the working relationship will come to an end, whether that is because I go or because Arsene Wenger leaves.

"But, for now, that isn't the case and as long as things are as good as they are now then I'm staying.

"I owe Wenger a big debt of thanks because he believed in me.

"In the hard times he always said I had to be patient and that the rewards would come themselves. Wenger has always kept his word. I believe in him and he believes in me."

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