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Van Persie blasts Freddie

05 Aug 2007 - 12:45:36

Arsenal forward Robin van Persie has criticised Freddie Ljungberg for leaving the club earlier this summer and signing for West Ham United.

The Sweden international said he left the Gunners because of Thierry Henry's departure and a lack of quality signings, but van Persie was unimpressed by his former team-mate's comments.

He told the News of the World: "If you play nine years at a club like Arsenal you can say some nice words.

"If you're coming up with excuses about Thierry's departure and about promises from the club it's a bit weak.

"I was disappointed and I know a few others were as well. He had a fantastic period, he was once the best player in England, so come on and say some nice things for this club, which is fantastic."

Meanwhile, Arsene Wenger's side won the Amsterdam Tournament on Saturday evening by beating Ajax 1-0 in the Final.


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