Robin van Persie was stretchered off during Holland's international friendly with Italy in Pescara on Saturday.

The Arsenal striker suffered ankle ligament damage after 10 minutes of the match when he landed awkwardly on his right ankle following a challenge from Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini.

Following the care given to Van Persie by the Dutch FA, he will travel back to London this week and continue his treatment with the Arsenal medical team at London Colney.

Van Persie will be out of action for approximately six weeks.

We wish Robin a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing him playing again soon.

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