Patrick Kluivert: Robin van Persie needs silverware

Robin Van Persie
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Patrick Kluivert is adamant that Robin van Persie will not be regularly challenging for trophies with Arsenal if he chooses to stay at the club.

Former Netherlands international Patrick Kluivert believes that Robin van Persie "needs" to leave Arsenal to have any chance of winning medals.

The Dutchman has refused to discuss his future with the Gunners until the end of the season, which has prompted speculation that the 28-year-old could be nearing the exit door from the Emirates.

Despite the North London side's resurgence in the Premier League, Kluivert believes that the prolific striker is destined for another club.

"He is a player who is a leader in the strikeforce of Arsenal, a leader in the team, but for Robin it is nice to look forward to another club to win prizes," Kluivert told talkSPORT. "That is the most important thing.

"He can't do anything any better with Arsenal. He needs to win big prizes. As a player, you want big prizes and I think if he goes to another club he can achieve that."

The Dutchman is expected to be named the PFA Player of the Year this weekend.

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