By Chris Harris

Robin van Persie has "no chance" of playing for Holland in the next international break, according to Arsène Wenger.

The Dutch forward has not kicked a ball since August 28 after picking up an ankle injury at Blackburn but Wenger hopes he will return to action in three weeks.

In theory that would make him available for Holland's friendly with Turkey on November 17 and Bert van Marwijk, the Dutch national coach, is reportedly keen to call up Van Persie. But Wenger has other ideas.

"I think the Dutch coach has a good sense of humour," he said. "There is no chance [of Van Persie playing against Turkey].

"He is a few weeks away [from fitness], I think three weeks so that means mid-November."

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