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Monday, May 14, 2012

What will Van Persie do?

Arsenal's Robin van Persie has a great deal to ponder ahead of the European Championships this summer, with self-imposed deadline for sorting out his future with the North London club imminent.

But might this scenario leave the Dutch talisman in a position where he can't fully concentrate on the Euros, despite the Dutch side attempting to go one step further than their exploits at the 2010 World Cup, where they ended up losing to Spain in the final?

If Van Persie decides that his future does lie with Arsenal, then surely all of the speculation in the media will come to an end sooner rather than later, allowing the main man for the Gunners to be able to focus 100% on what should be an exciting Championship for him on a personal and professional level.

If, however, the Dutchman decides that his future lies away from the Emirates stadium, he will in all likelihood be left in a state of unwanted turmoil as he bids to re-settle his entire family while also trying to make a big impression with the supporters of whichever team he picks to move to next.

That said, perhaps the worst scenario for the player on a personal level would be if the club refuse to sell him, a situation that would leave Van Persie not only in a state of turmoil and uncertainty but also full of anger and frustration at his lack of control with regards to his future, at an age where any move would no doubt be his last before retirement.

Whatever happens, we will at least be able to find out how Van Persie acts this summer when placed under real pressure.

Van Persie is set to travel to Poland and Ukraine with Holland this summer and should they escape their group, a banana skin from Group A could await in the knock-out round. Poland, Czech Republic, Greece and Russia are potential opponents, with Betfair highlighting all their strengths and weaknesses at their dedicate Euro 2012 Group A page here: http://betting.betfair.com/football/euro-2012/group-a/

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