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Robin van Persie: Fans' Reception Proves Striker Has Worn out Welcome

BR - Robin van Persie's appearance in Arsenal's 4-0 preseason victory over Cologne on Sunday was greeted with the only thing athletes should consider worse than booing.

The contingent of Arsenal fans in Rhein Energie Stadion were deathly silent when Van Persie took the pitch for the Gunners. He took the captain's armband from Thomas Vermaelen in the 69th minute and sent newcomer Lukas Podolski to the bench.

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