Arshavin: Arsenal struggling without Van Persie

Arsenal players admit they're missing crocked striker Robin van Persie. Andrey Arshavin has highlighted the problem of holding the ball up in attack without Van Persie.

Arsenal players admit they're missing crocked striker Robin van Persie.

Andrey Arshavin has highlighted the problem of holding the ball up in attack without Van Persie.

The Russian playmaker told L'Equipe: "Since the injury to Van Persie, we have scored only two goals in three matches. No-one is able to keep hold of the ball."