The Emirates boss heads to Malaysia tomorrow and has thought about leaving Van Persie behind.
Yet that decision would virtually guarantee the Manchester City target will be leaving the club with Arsenal ready to listen to offers of £20million.
Club skipper Van Persie, who has one year left of his deal, only returned to training on Monday.
And he is due to face a Malaysia XI on Tuesday then play a friendly against City in Beijing a week today before Hong Kong two days later.
Insiders at Manchester United have ruled out a move, leaving the path clear for Etihad boss Roberto Mancini.