Arsenal captain Van Persie lost rag with Wenger over Ox sub

Arsenal skipper Robin van Persie lost his rag with manager Arsene Wenger during defeat to Manchester United yesterday.

The Daily Mail says Van Persie showed his disgust at Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger’s decision to substitute Alex Oxlade- Chamberlain as Manchester United snatched a crucial victory at the Emirates.

Wenger was also on the receiving end of a torrent of abuse from his own fans after deciding to introduce Andrey Arshavin in place of the England Under 21 international.

Sky cameras captured Van Persie apparently mouthing the word ‘No’ and swearing at his manager’s 74th-minute substitution.

Russia forward Arshavin was roundly booed and Wenger was the target of chants from irate supporters also furious with his decision.

Wenger’s move then backfired as Arshavin was partly at fault for Danny Welbeck’s late winner, which pulled United back to within three points of Manchester City at the top of the Barclays Premier League.

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