Arsenal boss Wenger: Everyone on our side against Dutch FA

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has again declared they are chasing compensation over the injury suffered by Robin van Persie.
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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has again declared they are chasing compensation over the injury suffered by Robin van Persie.

Wenger confirmed Arsenal will continue to investigate the chances of a compensation claim against the Dutch FA following the injury to Van Persie while on international duty.

He said: "I am looking to re-balance the power more towards the clubs. That feeling is shared by many managers.

"We have nothing to say, our players go away with their countries and get injured and nobody cares and we have to just accept the situation.

"We have two situations - compensation for competitive games, but none for friendlies.

"Why should that be? The risk is exactly the same. If a player is injured early in the week with his country, why does the club doctor not have the right to see the player before he continues to train with his national team?

"The national team doctor is under pressure, politically, to keep the players.

"After a week the player returns to his club, he is injured and nobody knows why - with our own doctors having been unable to see the player."