Van Persie faces more than a month out

LONDON - Arsenal striker Robin van Persie is likely to be out of action until mid-October, the Premier League club said on their website on Tuesday.

The Dutch international faces a spell on the sidelines after injuring his ankle in the 2-1 win at Blackburn Rovers on August 28.

The 27-year-old Van Persie also missed a large chunk of last season through injury but recovered in time to help his country reach the World Cup final in July.

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