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Arsenal hit by Van Persie injury
Arsenal's Robin van Persie is set for a
lengthy spell out after suffering
suspected ankle ligament damage while
playing for the Netherlands.
The 26-year-old striker was stretchered
off after 10 minutes of his country's
friendly against Italy in Pescara.
Van Persie held his right ankle after a
robust tackle by Giorgio Chiellini and
was flown to hospital for treatment.
"We think it's ligaments but will know
later on Sunday," a Dutch Football
Association official told BBC Sport.
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