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Arsenal boss Wenger: Van Persie top, top, top in the world at the moment

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits he's thrilled with the form of captain Robin van Persie.

Gunners midfielder Mikel Arteta claimed the Dutch hitman is now as good as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

And Wenger, whose team host Fulham this evening aiming for their sixth successive league win, said: "Robin is top, top, top in the world at the moment. Hopefully we can keep him going.

"He is enjoying a period where it is natural for him to score. When you are not desperate for goals, you score.

"I don't know if there is a better striker in the world at the moment. We have Messi, we have Ronaldo, we have many good strikers. I don't try to compare him with other strikers. I just want to keep him going as he does at the moment for us.

"We are reliant on Robin, of course. But I think we have enough cover if he gets injured or we rest him."

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