Robin van Persie last week revealed he will not be extending his contract at Arsenal beyond its 2013 expiry date, effectively handing the club a transfer request simultaneously.

Potential suitors from Manchester City to Juventus to Paris Saint-Germain continue to be linked with the 28-year-old striker, but some Gooners haven't given up hope the Dutchman could, like Steven Gerrard in 2005 and Wayne Rooney in 2010, do a U-turn and sign a new deal with the club.

Here however, are six reasons why Van Persie should leave the Emirates Stadium:

1. Thierry Henry

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henry

2. Emmanuel Adebayor

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3. Kolo Touré

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toure

4. Samir Nasri

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nasri

5. Gaël Clichy

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clichy

6. Cesc Fàbregas

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Convinced?

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