Injury victim Van Perise promises Arsenal: I'll be back in six weeks

16 November 2009 12:43
Robin van Persie insisted he will be out of action for no more than six weeks despite tearing ankle ligaments during Holland's 0-0 draw with Italy on Saturday.[LNB]The 26-year-old, Arsenal's leading Barclays Premier League goalscorer, was taken off on a stretcher just 12 minutes into the game in Pescara after a challenge by defender Giorgio Chiellini.[LNB]He was later flown to Amsterdam's highly respected Academical Medical Centre, where he had a scan on Sunday night.[LNB] Agony: Robin van Persie lies injured clutching his ankle (above) and is treated by medics on the pitch during Holland's friendly draw with Italy (below) [LNB] 'The prognosis is that I will be out for four to six weeks,' Van Persie told the Dutch television station NOS.[LNB]He was assessed in Amsterdam by Professor Cornelis Niek van Dijk, anorthopaedic surgeon who has operated on Cristiano Ronaldo, Ruud vanNistelrooy and Michael Owen.[LNB]A Dutch FA spokesman said: 'Robin van Ppersie has a partially ruptured ligament of his right ankle.[LNB] Rushed to hospital: Arsenal star Van Persie is taken away on a stretcher[LNB]'The Arsenal striker went to the hospital on Sunday evening, wherefurther examination confirmed the earlier diagnosis of the medicalstaff of the Netherlands team.'[LNB]  Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is already missing striker Nicklas Bendtner, who is recovering from groin surgery.[LNB]Van has scored eight goals in his last 11 matches for the northLondon club who are second to Chelsea in the Premier League. [LNB]Arsenalhost Carlo Ancelotti's league leaders at the Emirates on November 29.[LNB] Move over Cesc Fabregas: Aaron Ramsey is ready to step up and shine at ArsenalArsenal striker Van Persie insists: I'm not a 'killer' like Torres or DrogbaCompetition: Win tickets to see Arsenal v Standard LiegeARSENAL FC

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