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