Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is well-known for bringing through young talent - but he might have some wait on his hands before van Persie Junior is ready for the first team.
Shaqueel van Persie currently plays for his local football team and his father has so far ignored Arsenal's offer for him to join one of their youth teams because he is happy with his son's current coach.
He said: "I honestly have to say that he [Shaqueel] has got a lot of talent for football I recognise a lot of stuff of myself in him.
His coach is really great. Arsenal has invited him a couple of times to come and play there but he likes it at his club. He's sensitive for a good atmosphere. Just like me.”The move to get his son on board could be part of a strategy to help persuade the 29-year-old Dutchman to stay at the club and spurn the advances of clubs like Manchester City and Barcelona who are thought to be keen