Robin van Persie has broken the fifth metatarsal in his right foot.

The Dutchman sustained the injury while scoring the vital equaliser in Sunday's dramatic 2-1 over Manchester United and underwent an x-ray at Emirates Stadium after the match.

The Club have said that it is too early to determine how long the injury will keep the striker on the sidelines.

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