Arsenal striker Robin van Persie has hit back at claims he criticised the professionalism of footballers in England.
The Dutch international was in stunning form for the Gunners at the end of last term, but couldn't help Arsene Wenger's side end their trophy drought, which now sits at six years.
It was reported over the weekend that the 27-year-old questioned the lifestyle of some of his English colleagues at the Emirates, but Van Persie has strenuously denied that such claims were made.
"Want to clear up some things. I supposed to have made comments about the lifestyle of english players. Words have been taken out of context," he wrote on Twitter.
"Only thing I meant to say is if u look after urself u can enjoy a longer career. Never mentioned english players in particular.
"Who am I to judge. Think the [Premier League] is amazing and so are the boys playing in it!"
Van Persie scored 22 goals in all competitions for the Gunners last season in just 26 starts, and will be looking to fire the club to some silverware when their campaign kicks off again in August.
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