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Arsenal's Van Persie fit to face Chelsea

Arsenal striker Robin van Persie says he's fit for Sunday's clash with Chelsea.

He said: "I'm fit and I'm available. I'm not 100% yet. You need games. You need rhythm. I can easily make 60-65 minutes, but after two months out you cannot make 90 minutes. Maybe next time I can do 75-80 minutes, or come on as a sub. I don't mind."

Arsenal have not beaten Chelsea in the last three seasons, but van Persie insists the squad are ready to show their ability.

"Chelsea have a good side. They play a different style to us and respect to them," he said. "We play our style and, if we are at the top of our game, we can beat anybody."

He added: "Almost everyone is waiting that we fall down - but we are not going to fall down.

"Of course we are going to lose maybe two or three games and have a few draws. That's normal.

"But I am at the training ground every single day and I know what these guys are capable of. These are serious guys."

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