Arsene Wenger seeks Robin van Persie resolution

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger hopes common sense prevails after striker Robin van Persie was named in the Netherlands squad for the upcoming friendly match against Turkey.

The forward has only recently returned to fitness after being out of action since the end of August with an ankle injury, but national team coach Bert van Marwijk has called him into the 24-man party for the Amsterdam clash.

However, Wenger is unhappy, especially after his prized asset suffered another ankle problem when on international duty last November and the Frenchman wants to avoid a club-versus-country row this time around.

"At the moment, Robin van Persie is coming back from injury. We are concerned to use him at our club and you can understand we are a bit less concerned that he automatically plays in a friendly," he said.

"Everyone of you has common sense and can completely agree with that. It does not look to me surreal that we wish him to play for us.

"Holland is not my problem at the moment, my problem is to play the game against Newcastle on Sunday. All the rest is down to the rules that are in place in the international game. What can I do about that? Not a lot.

"I am not a big influence on that and I believe the most important thing is that we prepare well for our game on Sunday, try to win the game and let everybody else talk."

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