Arsenal boss Wenger wants international friendlies banned

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has called for international friendlies to be banned during the season.

Wenger is furious with Robin van Persie's ankle injury suffered while on duty with Holland.

"I believe that the friendlies during the season should be banned," Wenger said.

"Contrary to what people say I believe they are made to make money and for diplomatic purposes, for political purposes."