Van Persie happy to delay talks
Arsenal striker Robin van Persie is in no hurry to commit his long-term future to the club.
The 28-year-old is understood to have sought assurances from manager Arsene Wenger that the club's future was still bright following the sales of Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri, who refused to extend his contract and was sold to Manchester City.
Wenger could be faced with a similar problem to the Nasri one if Van Persie does not sign an extension to his current contract, which expires in 2013, but the Dutchman was reported as saying in a number of national newspapers: "Maybe I'll leave it (holding immediate talks) because the main thing for me is the team and that we play well."
He added: "I do believe you have to look for a right moment to sit down and speak about your own stuff.
"It's not only about me, it's about the team. We are not talking now because we are so busy - we have games every three or four days.
"I don't think it's clever to do that during the season.
"I still have almost two years left here, so for the moment that's fine. But I don't know, we will have to look.
"I'm happy with my contract, I'm good. That's how it is, I can't say much more. I can't look into the future."