Arsenal to assess Robin van Persie after injury
Robin van Persie will be assessed by Arsenal’s medical staff
after coming off injured in the Netherlands’ 5-3 win over Hungary
in a European Championship qualifying match.
The striker opened the scoring in Amsterdam but was withdrawn
just before halftime with what coach Bert van Marwijk described as
a ”knee to his thigh.”
Arsenal says Van Persie will return to the club on Wednesday and
be assessed by the team’s doctors ahead of Saturday’s match against
Blackburn in the Premier League.
Van Persie, the Gunners’ top scorer in the league with 11 goals,
missed five months of last season after hurting his ankle on
Arsenal is second in the league, five points behind Manchester
United with a game in hand.