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McLeish unhappy with Van Persie

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Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish called on the Football Association to take a look at a stray elbow from Arsenal captain Robin van Persie after his side were knocked out of the FA Cup at Emirates Stadium despite leading 2-0 at half-time.

Two Van Persie penalties either side of a fortuitous Theo Walcott goal helped the Gunners erase first-half goals from Richard Dunne and Darren Bent and set up a last-16 meeting with Sunderland or Middlesbrough, but McLeish was unhappy with another incident to do with Arsenal's top scorer.

He felt the Dutchman had caught defender Carlos Cuellar as they jumped for a high ball in the 64th minute. He said: "I thought it was a clear elbow, but the referee did not seem to think there was anything in it."

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