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Van Persie is not fazed

Arsenal's Robin van Persie has urged his teammates to ignore the hostile atmosphere in Fenerbahce's Sukru Saracoglu stadium.

ISTANBUL // The Arsenal striker Robin van Persie has urged his teammates to ignore the hostile atmosphere in Fenerbahce's Sukru Saracoglu stadium and do a professional job in tonight's Champions League encounter. Visiting teams can never expect an easy ride when they travel to Istanbul. Van Persie, who unlike most of his team-mates has experience of playing at Fenerbahce for Feyenoord, said: "It will be really tough. The fans there are amazing. It was really aggressive, but that is their style.

"You have to deal with the atmosphere. It's not nice but I think if you play for Arsenal you have to adapt and just play your game." * PA Sport