Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes Robin van Persie will remain at the club next season and has dismissed the idea of his captain joining Juventus this summer.
Juventus are one of a number of clubs keen on signing Van Persie, who is out of contract in twelve months time and is yet to pledge his future to the Gunners.
Juve and Manchester City are widely seen as frontrunners to sign the Netherlands international, while AC Milan, Barcelona, Manchester United, and Real Madrid are also believed to have been monitoring developments at Emirates Stadium.
But Wenger has claimed there is no chance of the 28-year-old leaving Arsenal to join Juventus or Milan as he believes joining a Serie A club would mark a step down for the striker.
"In Italy there are big problems and your league is at a level lower than the Premier League," the Frenchman was quoted as saying by Corriere dello Sport.
"Serie A is at a low level now.
"There is no reason at all why a great player like [Van Persie] should come and play with you, in Italy, in your league.
"Football players get paid better in England, you have not heard of the new television contracts?
"The Italian league was once extraordinary, and I remember well, when the league had 16 teams and each team had their own champion. Now it is not the case."