Arsenal boss confirms Van Persie blow

Van Persie will be out of action for at least three weeks after sustaining a knee injury in the Carling Cup final defeat by Birmingham at Wembley.

“Unfortunately, we had bad news on the scan and he will be out for the next three weeks for sure,” Wenger told the club’s official website.

“It could be longer. The shortest delay we can imagine is three weeks [so] he is definitely out for Barcelona.”