Raymond Verheijen claims Arsenal damaged Robin van Persie

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Dutch fitness coach Raymond Verheijen has slammed Arsenal over their treatment of former striker Robin van Persie, reports Eurosport.

The Manchester United forward, who starred in north London between the years of 2004 and 2012, has suggested that the club damaged the Dutchman after he endured a number of injury problems under Arsene Wenger. 

Old man Van Persie 

In fact, Verheijen has insisted that, because of Arsenal, Van Persie looks like an old man on the pitch.

Van Persie has, however, produced the goods at Manchester United, and will now be looking to find his best form under Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford. The striker struck a double during his last match against Southampton at the St Mary's on Monday night, so will be targeting further success against Liverpool this weekend. 

Verheijen, though, continued his attack on Arsenal as he stated that Aaron Ramsey's injury record is shocking for a player of such a young age. Ramsey, of course, has endured a number of problems over the years, something that Verheijen finds shocking. 

Fabregas got out  

And the Dutchman has branded Arsenal as amateurs, insisting that Fabregas should be thankful that he got out of Arsenal when he did. 

Fabregas, much like Van Persie, is starring at one of Arsenal's Premier League rivals as he continues to shine for league leaders Chelsea. The Spaniard moved to Stamford Bridge this past summer after departing Spanish giants Barcelona. 

Arsenal currently have a number of players out with injury, with the likes of Jack Wilshere, Mesut Ozil and Co. all out on the sidelines. Despite the problems at the Emirates, the Gunners will be desperate to secure a positive result this weekend as they play host to Newcastle United tomorrow evening. 

Arsenal fans: What do you think of Verheijen's words? Have your say in the comments section below! 

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