By Chris Harris

Arsène Wenger believes that Robin van Persie's commitment to Arsenal was encapsulated by his performance against Sunderland.

The Dutchman used his programme notes to reaffirm his allegiance to the Club and went on to score the goals that secured a vital 2-1 victory. Van Persie's manager had nothing but praise for his captain when he spoke to Arsenal Player after the game.

"There is no better way [to show your commitment to the Club]," said Wenger.

"People speak about the length of contracts but what you want from a player, as long as he is at the Club, is to give absolutely 100 per cent. On that front you cannot fault Robin. He is committed, every day he is focused in training, and I am pleased that he got two goals again.

"It was a special moment from Van Persie to win the game but overall I was pleased with the team performance," Wenger added.

"I think when we got back to 2-1 we wanted to protect our goal but we looked quite comfortable and I must say the central defence was strong. Mertesacker goes from strength to strength and Koscielny had a very good game."

The full interview with Wenger is now available on Player.

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17 Oct 2011