Premier League - Henry: Arsenal will recover if Van Persie leaves

Tue, 31 Jul 13:10:00 2012

Thierry Henry insists Arsenal will overcome the loss of Robin van Persie should he leave the Gunners.

Arsenal's Thierry Henry and Robin Van Persie chat before kick off - 0

Boss Arsene Wenger is set to hold further talks with van Persie this week, but the Dutch striker is determined to leave Emirates Stadium.

Manchester City, Manchester United and Juventus are all interested in last season's top scorer in the Barclays Premier League.

Henry, whose highly-successful eight-year spell at Arsenal ended in 2007 and resumed with a loan stint in January, insists the club will cope if he leaves.

"We hope he stays and that's the way it is," the Frenchman told Sky Sports News. "I don't know exactly what is happening but as an Arsenal fan I want him to stay.

"He is still an Arsenal player and the boss has to deal with it. I just want Arsenal to do well. Robin will do what he will do and we'll see. When I left, everybody cried, but then the year after they went on a run of being eight points ahead. Everyone comes and goes."

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