Rudd Gullit: Arsenal need Robin van Persie

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Ruud Gullit believes that Robin van Persie is the key to unlocking future success at Arsenal.

Former Netherlands captain Ruud Gullit believes that Arsenal "need" to keep Robin van Persie at the Emirates in order to bring success back to the North London club.

The 28-year-old, who was awarded the PFA Players' Player of the Year gong last night, has refused to cement his future at the Emirates, sparking speculation that he could be on his way out of the club.

"Yes he is vital to success," the London Evening Standard quotes Gullit as saying. "Arsenal need to win trophies and I think Van Persie wants to and he knows if he wants to become one of the legends of football he needs to win trophies and he will ask Arsene Wenger to strengthen the squad. The team need to give him help.

"He is a class act and I can't see any reason why he can't score many more goals, if Arsenal can keep hold of him of course, which they really need to do."

Van Persie has netted 27 goals for the Gunners so far this season.

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