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Arsenal boss Wenger teases Van Persie: Penalties not real goals

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has teased Robin van Persie that his penalty for Manchester United yesterday was not a 'real goal'.

Van Persie struck the equaliser for United in yesterday's 1-1 draw.

"I don't think he scored, he scored a penalty!" laughed Wenger.

"It counts, but it is not completely the same. When you buy a goalscorer you look always how many goals he scored on penalties, how many he scored in open play. But he took his penalty very well. I knew when he decided to take the penalty that there was an 80 per cent chance that he would score. He was our penalty taker and I know that he does that very well, he does a lot of things very well, Robin van Persie."

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