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Van Persie says Arsenal experience will help Holland World Cup campaign

Robin van Persie says his experience with Arsenal will help him shoot down a defensive Slovakia for Holland tomorrow.

Van Persie says he has learned a lot from the sort of games Arsenal face in the Premier League.

Van Persie said: "With Arsenal we play a lot of matches in the Premier League where we have to break down a packed defence.

"Away at Blackburn, you need patience. As an Arsenal striker I don't get on the ball for 10 minutes in games like that, while I could be making lots of runs during that time.

"In this World Cup it is exactly the same. You have to be grateful for one or two moments in a game. And then I have to hit the target. But scoring goals is not an obsession for me. If I help the team play well, if I can create things in the box and let others score, I will be just as happy.

"In that way I may think slightly different from other strikers.

"If I get to hold the World Cup in two weeks' time and I have not scored bags of goals, I won't moan."

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