Chelsea boss Hiddink: I wanted Arsenal's Van Persie at PSV

Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink says Arsenal striker Robin van Persie has improved markedly from his days at Feyenoord.

Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink says Arsenal striker Robin van Persie has improved markedly from his days at Feyenoord.

Hiddink said: "Van Persie is very direct, and has developed himself into a very good player. I knew him from his Feyenoord period and wanted to sign him for PSV a few years ago.

"Then he made the choice to go to Arsenal, a normal choice to go to the Premier League," he reasoned. "He has learned a lot in the dressing room from for instance [Dennis] Bergkamp and the other players who were there when he was younger. He learned a lot, from what I can see in his play and his attitude."

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