Wednesday June 20 2012
Wenger: Van Persie won’t join Juve

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has poured scorn on the idea of Robin Van Persie joining Juventus.

Van Persie was the Premier League's top scorer with 30 goals last season and has been linked with a number of clubs, but the strongest speculation has surrounded a potential move to the Serie A champions.

The Dutch international recently described Juve as 'a great team' and was rumoured to have been in Turin for signing talks earlier this summer.

However, Wenger, who is working as a commentator for French television at Euro 2012, has scotched the claims and had a pop at Serie A's prestige in the process.

“He will stay at Arsenal,” commented the Frenchman in an interview with La Repubblica.

“There is no reason why a top player, a big champion would want a move to Serie A in terms of the prestige of the League, the level of play or financial considerations.

“If he moves there I will buy you a caramello.”

Wenger's side were eliminated from the Champions League by Milan last season after a 4-0 first leg thrashing at San Siro

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