Arsenal crock Van Persie: It could have been worse
The Holland forward - who has scored eight goals in 15 games in all competitions this season and emerged as one of the Gunners' key figures - has been ruled out for at least six weeks with partially-torn ankle ligaments following a heavy challenge from Chiellini during Saturday's friendly in Pescara.
Van Persie accepted his injury could have been much worse.
The Dutchman added: "A scan showed that my ankle ligament was almost completely torn off where Chiellini caught me but it was not intentional.
"I was lucky, it could be worse."