By Richard Clarke

Arsène Wenger uses a rotation policy only sparingly - and that suits Robin van Persie just fine.

The 24-year-old striker enjoys the familiarity of his Arsenal team-mates and feels it benefits the way they play.

"I like the fact that we play together week in, week out," he said after the victory at Steaua Bucharest. "Some teams switch - for example Liverpool - that is OK if they choose that.

"But when Cesc gets the ball I know what he is thinking about. When Ade gets the ball I know what I can do for him. Everybody knows their part.

"We played Saturday and then Tuesday and now Sunday this week.  It will be physical and hard [for the same side]. But we think we can win things this way."

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Richard Clarke 4 Oct 2007