Latest Transfer Update at 26-09-11
Van Persie: Not the right time to discuss new deal
VAN PERSIE NOT READY FOR NEW DEAL
Robin van Persie has revealed he is in no rush to sign a contract extension at Arsenal - but insisted he is happy with his current deal.
The Gunners lost two of their most influential players over the summer as Cesc Fabregas returned to boyhood club Barcelona and Samir Nasri was lured to Manchester City.
Boss Arsene Wenger announced last week that the process of signing up the likes of van Persie would begin immediately, after voicing concerns that Arsenal could not match the rewards on offer elsewhere.
Van Persie, who was made captain at the Emirates following the departure of Fabregas and scored his 100th goal for the club against Bolton on Saturday, is coming towards the final 18 months of his contract.
He maintains that he is satisfied with the situation as it stands and does not believe it is the right time to discuss an extension at such a busy stage of 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," said the Dutch striker.
"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."
Asked if he might discuss a new deal soon, van Persie added: "Maybe I'll leave it because the main thing for me is the team and that we play well.
"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."