Robin Van Persie Love Triangle: Wenger And The Dutch Want Him First

Ollie Irish

19th, October 2010


By Ollie Irish

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has struck the first verbal blow in a tussle with Netherlands head coach Bert van Marwijk, over the fitness of striker Robin van Persie .

Van Marwijk plans to select Van Persie for the Netherlands’ friendly against Turkey on 17 November, but Wenger has told Bert to back off.

“I think the Dutch coach has a good sense of humour there is no chance,” Wenger is quoted as saying in the Telegraph .

“That would be an absolute scandal if he [RvP] plays in a friendly and not a competition here. He would not be ready.

“The players have to perform

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  1. eboue says:

    May I ask you who’s paying the wages of Mr Van Persie?

    (Including when he’s injured, which is as often as I dive, mind you!)

    No matter. They all come to see me.


  2. JSP says:

    I’d sell him. Good player but always injured when he catches the slightest glimpse of the colour orange!!!!

  3. logan says:

    Like the Dutch need him. Klaas-Jan Huntelaar has scored 8 goals already in four Euro 2012 qualifying games.

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