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Van Persie backing Arsenal pal Vela for big impact

Robin van Persie is backing Arsenal youngster Carlos Vela to continue his progress in the second-half of this season.

"He brings pace, good technique and courage," the Dutchman told "I think [against Bolton] and in the last couple of weeks, he has been doing really well.

"In training, he is doing the good stuff. He creates space for us because when he is on the ball, he can pass it short, in behind the strikers. So it's all good stuff from him now."

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