What the papers say: It must be November - Van Persie has sustained a long term injury in an international friendly

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The Sun - Arsene’s hopes torn to pieces 
ARSENE WENGER'S worst fears were realised last night as it was confirmed Robin van Persie has torn ankle ligaments.

The Daily Mirror - Crocked Robin van Persie could miss three months for Arsenal
Robin van Persie has dealt Arsenal's title hopes a huge blow after being ruled out for up to three months.

The Daily Mail - Arsenal striker Robin van Persie insists he will return within six weeks despite tearing ankle ligaments on international duty
Robin van Persie insisted he will be out of action for no more than six weeks despite tearing ankle ligaments during Holland’s 0-0 draw with Italy on Saturday. The 26-year-old, Arsenal’s leading Barclays Premier League goalscorer, was taken off on a stretcher just 12 minutes into the game in Pescara after a challenge by defender Giorgio Chiellini.

Arsenal striker Robin van Persie has torn ankle ligaments in his right leg, according to a Dutch football association spokesman.

ROBIN van Persie will be out until at least February after tearing ankle ligaments over the weekend.

The Times - Arsenal's fears over injury to Robin Van Persie are realised
Robin van Persie will today return to Arsenal for treatment on an injury to his right ankle that is expected to keep him out for several months.

The Independent - Van Persie's ankle injury hits Arsenal
THe Arsenal striker Robin van Persie has been ruled out for up to six weeks after partially rupturing the ligaments in his right ankle. He was carried off in Saturday night's 0-0 friendly draw with Italy after a heavy challenge from Giorgio Chiellini.

The Daily TelegraphRobin van Persie injury blow hits Arsenal's Premier League prospects
Robin van Persie could be out until Christmas after undergoing scans in an Amsterdam clinic on Sunday night.

The Guardian - Robin van Persie out for four-to-six weeks with torn ankle ligament
Robin van Persie was relieved to hear tonight that the ankle ligament he damaged on international duty with Holland was only partially ruptured, although the Arsenal striker said he still faced a lay-off of between four and six weeks.


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