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Van Persie looks at alternative medicine to speed up recovery

Arsenal striker Robin van Persie has attempted to speed up his recovery from an ankle injury - by using placenta fluid, reports The Sun. The Gunner has opted for the bizarre treatment following a recommendation from PSV Eindhoven striker Danko Lazovic.

The 26-year-old star has been ruled out for six weeks but claims Arsenal doctors have given him their blessing to pursue the strange treatment.

He said: "I will fly to the Balkans to meet with a female doctor who helped Lazovic.

"She is vague about her methods but I know she massages you using fluid from a placenta.

"I'm going to try. It cannot hurt and if it helps, it helps.

"I've been in contact with Arsenal physiotherapists and they have let me do it."

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