Van Persie: Arsenal aware of Man City, Villa threat

After signing his new contract, Arsenal striker Robin van Persie admits Manchester City and Aston Villa are now a genuine threat.

After signing his new contract, Arsenal striker Robin van Persie admits Manchester City and Aston Villa are now a genuine threat.

Van Persie said: "One of the main reasons I signed was to lift a big trophy. I do not want to do it with a different team. I want to lift it with Arsenal.

"That is now my main target and it would make me so proud to do it.

"I know it is going to be hard, because we have lots of competition, with teams like Manchester City and Aston Villa getting stronger.

"But I still see big chances for Arsenal, and it is my dream to lift trophies with this team."