Striker will stay - defender
Gunners defender Bacary Sagna remains convinced that Arsene Wenger will be successful in his efforts to keep Robin van Persie.
The list of clubs who would like to prise the Dutch ace, who netted 30 Premier League goals last season, reads like a who's who of top football clubs in Europe. Manchester City, Real Madrid, Barcelona and just about every other top club would like to land him but Sagna believes van Persie, who has a year left on his present deal, will agree a new contract and stay at Arsenal. Sagna told the Daily Mirror: "I'm confident Robin will stay. He was a complete professional from the beginning until the end (of the season) and helped us into third. "We want to keep him. Everyone is so grateful to him for what he's done for the club and how important he is. He is our captain and takes his role and responsibilities very seriously. He gives everything as a player and captain."