Van Persie denies conflict with Wenger

Arsenal captain Robin van Persie has played down any fallout with manager Arsene Wenger despite his apparent show of dissent during his side’s 2-1 home defeat by Manchester United

Written by Reuters | London | Published:January 25, 2012 12:57 am

Arsenal captain Robin van Persie has played down any fallout with manager Arsene Wenger despite his apparent show of dissent during his side’s 2-1 home defeat by Manchester United on Sunday.

Dutch striker Van Persie,who scored Arsenal’s equaliser,appeared to voice his disapproval when Wenger substituted Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for Andrei Arshavin — a decision that also prompted a boos from the crowd.

“The manager and I are fine and my relationship with the club is good,” van Persie,whose 19 league goals have been the silver lining in a poor season for Arsenal so far said.

“There is no problem,no conflict,and no controversy. I was not having a go at the boss on Sunday — I was just sad to see Alex leave the pitch as he just gave the assist for our only goal. I was not questioning Wenger’s judgement,” he added.

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