Wenger accuses Spanish media of unsettling Van Persie

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has accused Spanish media outlets of creating stories in a bid to unsettle captain Robin van Persie, The Telegraph reports.

The Dutch striker has been in scintillating form so far this season and his hat-trick against Blackburn in the 7-1 victory last weekend took his goal tally to 28 in all competitions. Van Persie has yet to commit to a long term deal with Gunners chairman Peter Hill-Wood saying they will not discuss a deal until the summer. Arsenal lost former captain Cesc Fabregas to Spanish side Barcelona last summer and now the media in Spain are linking Van Persie with a move to Spain.

Madrid-based newspaper Marca have heavily linked the 28 year old with a move to the Spanish capital and an article suggested Van Persie could move to Madrid. Wenger has denied the article from the newspaper and accused Marca of trying to stir up some problems.

Wenger said: ‘Frankly, Marca is as creative as some English newspapers. That means you cannot believe every word that is said in Marca. They don’t care, Marca, at all. I think they are even far more from real evidence than any English newspapers. They create just stories.’

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