Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has dismissed claims Robin van Persie could go the same way as former players Samir Nasri and Cesc Fabregas.

Wenger was asked yesterday: 'Will you be quick in RVP's case or will it be like Fabregas and Nasri?'

His answer was: "Learn the lesson from what?

"There again you forget that I'm quite keen one day to speak about that, to make you change your mind, that we didn't make big mistakes, that we did quite well. But the difference is that we do not master necessarily always the pace of things.

"You need to be three. And three to agree. Sometimes, the tactic of the opponent is linked to wait by thinking they get you by buying time.

"So if you don't give in, you will have to take time, especially when you are linked with different championships like Spain who start end of August, beginning of September. They have time."