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Wenger more cautious over van Persie comeback date

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger believes Holland coach Bert van Marwijk is being too optimistic in claiming Robin van Persie could be back in action by the start of April. Van Persie has been on the sidelines since damaging ankle ligaments on international duty with the Dutch back in November.

The Frenchman admits it would be great to see the 26-year-old return by then but he reckons that is something of wishful thinking.

"I would love to agree with him (Van Marwijk)," Wenger said.

"But no, I believe he is a bit optimistic thinking that.

"I haven't seen Robin because he is in Holland at the moment but that looks too early to me."

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