Arsenal striker Robin van Persie dismissed the hype surrounding Harry Redknapp's appointment at North London rivals Tottenham.

He said: "I don't know and honestly I don't really care (what's happening at Spurs). We have our own team and we play whoever shows up. I am aware of their new manager Harry Redknapp so we will see what happens.

"The game against Tottenham is one on its own it doesn't matter where they stand."