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14 Feb 2010 - 15:43:16

Arsenal striker Robin van Persie does not think he will find it easy to ever leave the club.

The Dutchman, who has been out of action since November after injuring his ankle while on international duty, has been chased by four clubs despite being sidelined.

He has been with Arsene Wenger's side since arriving in north London from Feyenoord in 2004, and said: "It is good that four teams were really interested in me but I had to turn them down.

"Even if you want to leave, as a player, I don't think it is easy because when you move to Arsenal you are led there by your heart.

"Everything starts with your fitness and some players are lucky like that. I hate it but I can't do anything about it because this is my situation.

"When you look at great players, they are always fit, always sharp. When you play 50 games a season, you can score more goals and get more assists, so it follows that you are more important to the team."


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