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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger maintains Saturday's showdown at Manchester United will not just be all about trying to get one over on former captain Robin van Persie.
The Gunners are likely to come up against the Dutchman for the first time since his £24million summer transfer to Old Trafford.
Wenger has called for travelling Arsenal supporters to show Van Persie respect rather than hurl abuse from the terraces - and insists his squad are all focused on their own performances.
"For us, what is important is the result at the end of the game, and the quality of our performance. We do not even talk about that [van Persie]," Wenger said.
"I hope it [reception] is a respectful one because he has played for us for eight years, and he has done very well for us.
"We campaign against discrimination, it was still the case last week so why should it not be the case this week?"
Van Persie netted a total of 132 Arsenal goals - 37 of which came last season to he...
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