Wenger hopeful on Van Persie

Arsenal want to tie the Dutchman down to a deal with his contract having just a year left.

“My desire and my wish is to find an agreement with Robin to extend the contract and (he will) stay with us for (a) longer time… and hopefully we can reach that,” Wenger said.

“If that would not happen we still want him to stay but I am more focused on the first situation.”

“I think what is important for us is that 90 percent we find an agreement (for him) to be happy and to stay and finish his career here.”