Arsene Wenger confident Van Persie will sign new deal

Last Updated: May 05, 2012, 10:26 AM IST

Zeenews Sports Bureau

London: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is confident that their star striker Robin van Persie, who has one year left on his current deal, will sign a new contract at the end of the season.

Wenger wants the Dutch captain to stay in the team and finish his career in Arsenal. "My desire and my wish is to find an agreement with Robin to extend the contract and (he will) stay with us for (a) longer time... and hopefully we can reach that," Wenger said.

"If that would not happen we still want him to stay but I am more focused on the first situation."

"I think what is important for us is that 90 percent we find an agreement (for him) to be happy and to stay and finish his career here," he added.

Van Persie is the top scorer in the Premier League so far this season with 28.