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  • Robin van Persie says winning one cup in four years at Arsenal is not enough
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(CNN) -- Dutch striker Robin van Persie is ready to pledge his future to Premier League Arsenal if they can match his own trophy-winning ambitions.

Dutch striker Robin van Persie says that winning one trophy in his four years at Arsenal is not enough.

Dutch striker Robin van Persie says that winning one trophy in his four years at Arsenal is not enough.

Ruled out of Wednesday's World Cup qualifier against Macedonia with a groin strain, Van Persie confirmed discussions about a new deal with his club are "going well."

Van Persie has reportedly been stalling over a new three-year, £80,000-a-week deal at the Emirates -- with Barcelona reportedly monitoring his situation.

With less than 18 months remaining on his current contract, the 25-year-old has hinted that Arsenal need only to splash out in the transfer market to convince him his future remains in north London.

"I'm still in negotiations with Arsenal, and it's going well -- in a very positive atmosphere," Van Persie told Champions magazine. "There are further meetings planned.

"Financially Arsenal's last offer is fine, but that isn't everything for me. It's about my ambitions and how they can be fulfilled.

"The club and I want the same, and it's our intention to achieve that. We have all the other factors in place -- fantastic stadium, dedicated support and money in the bank.

"Now it's about making that final push. In the last four years, I've only won one prize, the FA Cup -- and that is too little. I want to push through to achieve more.

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"That is something I feel in my mind and my body. It's difficult to explain, but I certainly feel I can play an important role in taking Arsenal to a higher level."

The 25-year-old's displays have helped to push Arsenal above Aston Villa in the race to a top-four Premier League finish and into the FA Cup semifinals and the Champions League quarterfinals.

Van Persie returned to Arsenal this week after picking up an injury after scoring in the 3-0 win over Scotland and manager Arsene Wenger will be hoping he is fit for Saturday's trip to Newcastle.

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