Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger doesn't want the Robin van Persie saga to drag on. The Daily Mail says Wenger has told Arsenal officials he wants a quick resolution to the Van Persie saga - even if it means he has to sell his talismanic striker.

The Arsenal manager is keen to hold face-to-face talks with Van Persie in the next few days to try to persuade him to sign a new contract.

But if he fails to do so, Wenger wants to sanction a quick sale of the 28-year-old forward.

The Frenchman would rather have the funds - and time - to reinvest than a repeat of last year, when the sales of Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri near the end of the transfer window disrupted preparations for the new season.