ARSENAL striker Robin van Persie has urged disgruntled supporters to keep faith with the Gunners hierarchy.
No trophies in four years and a lack of funds for new signings has got some fans worried for the future.
Chief executive Ivan Gazidis insists the club can be successful by living within its means, rather than accepting a short-term cash injection. And Van Persie, who this week signed a new five-year, £80,000 a week deal, believes success will come eventually.
“There is ambition. I have spoken to both the boss and Ivan about it,” Van Persie said. “They have really worked to get a really good team for next year. I trust him and my message to everyone is: be patient, trust the team and the people above.”
Arsenal’s board this week rejected a rights issue proposed by second largest shareholder Alisher Usmanov, which could have raised £150m.