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Arsenal boss refuses to rule out shock Van Persie return

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has refused to rule out the possibility of Manchester United striker Robin van Persie returning to the Emirates Stadium.

Recent reports suggest that Van Persie would be keen on returning to his former club following a difficult season at Old Trafford under David Moyes, despite only arriving in Manchester 18 months ago in a deal worth £24m.

The Netherlands international returns to the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday night for the Premier League clash between Arsenal and Manchester United - and when asked whether his former captain could re-join the Gunners in the near future, Wenger refused to dismiss the idea.

"I don't think its the best time to talk about that,” the Frenchman told reporters in his pre-match press conference on Tuesday.

Wenger went on to hail Van Persie as a “great player”, and said the full-time result could hinge on how well his players “defend against him tomorrow”.

Indeed, Van Persie has scored against Arsenal in all three meetings since joining the Red Devils in 2012.

Back in November he scored the only goal of the game as Manchester United secured a 1-0 victory over Wenger’s side at Old Trafford.

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Robin Van Persie
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Manchester United
Arsenal
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