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Villa boss Eck knows massive test against Arsenal captain Van Persie

Aston Villa boss Alex McLeish knows they face a test today against red hot Arsenal captain Robin van Persie.

Eck admitted they will have their work cut out trying to stop the Dutchman at the Emirates today.

McLeish said: "Van Persie has raised his game to another level and has to be recognised as one of the best in the world.

"I came up against him when Rangers played Feyenoord and we knew then he was going to be a star.

"His finishing recently has been amazing and he can score all different types of goals."

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