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Arsenal legend Thierry Henry is confident that the Gunners are sufficiently capable of carrying on with business as usual should Robin van Persie leave the club this summer. The Dutchman has rejected a new contract with the Gunners and has announced that he would like to leave the Emirates this summer in the hope of winning some silverware.
"As an Arsenal fan, I want him to stay," the New York Red Bulls striker told Sky Sports News. "I just want Arsenal to do well. Robin will do what he will do and we'll see. When I left, everybody cried... but everyone comes and goes."
The veteran aimed to calm fans who are in turmoil following the Dutchman's announcement to leave this summer. Van Persie is enjoying serious interest from Manchester United, Manchester City and Juventus especially since he has just one year on his current contract with the Gunners.
The French forward also hailed youngster Jack Wilshere for his attitude and loyalty to the club. The midfielder is likely to return to action by October and his availability will provide Wenger with a considerable boost in attack.
The Van Persie transfer saga has been at the centre of the transfer market all summer and the Gunners are simply waiting for the right bid before they sell the Dutchman, for whom they hope to recoup Â£30 million.