Bad news for Arsenal. Their mainstay striker, Robin van Persie, will miss playing between six to eight weeks ahead following the ankle injury he suffered Saturday (14/11) and.

Van Persie carried out on the game field 15 minutes into the friendly match Netherlands vs. Italy 0-0 it ended. He suffered serious injury in his right ankle after a hard was tackle by Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini.

"With this injury so I had to break to play at least six weeks," said Van Persie in a brief interview with Dutch television station, NOS.

Van Persie, 26, has scored 8 goals in his last 11 games with Arsenal and took the club sits in second place standings in the English Premier League under Chelsea. Chelsea will entertain Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on 29 November.

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