Wenger - No change on RVP
Arsenal manager concedes Cazorla is a 'great player'
Last Updated: July 25, 2012 12:48pm
Robin van Persie: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger remains determined to keep his captain
Arsene Wenger says there is 'nothing to elaborate' on regarding Arsenal captain Robin van Persie and admits Santi Cazorla is a 'great player'.
Van Persie has been the subject of interest from Manchester City, Manchester United and Juventus after confirming he will not be signing an extension to his contract, which expires next year.
He has not travelled with the Arsenal squad for the pre-season tour to Asia and there are reports that the Gunners want at least £20million before agreeing to a sale.
Wenger, however, remains determined to keep Van Persie at the Emirates Stadium and confirmed there have been no fresh developments concerning the striker's future.
"There is nothing to elaborate. The options are clear - we want to keep our players," said Wenger at a press conference in Beijing.
"I would be happy for him to stay in the English Premier League - at Arsenal."
Wenger has promised more new recruits at Arsenal after adding attacking duo Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud to his squad already this summer.
Spain international Cazorla has been linked with a move to North London, but Wenger did not disclose whether he is trying to sign the Malaga winger.
"You see I have come here to say as little as possible!" joked Wenger, before adding: "I am ready to talk a lot, but not a lot about transfers, because it is a very fragile subject and a very secret subject.
"But I share the opinion of Mikel Arteta - he [Cazorla] is a great player.
"We bought Giroud and Podolski and I hope that we bought Diaby and Wilshere too, who didn't play at all last season. We will add Wilshere to the squad as soon as possible. But we are not at the end of it [transfers] - we will still bring players in."