Arsenal boss Wenger expects van Persie to be his No1 striker

Wenger said: “Robin can score goals. He’s a good mixture between Dennis Bergkamp, a typical goalscorer and a tremendous player like Henry. So let’s hope he can mix his game well.

“I think he is developing very, very well. He has become more mature and he benefits from the good work of Emmanuel Adebayor, who makes room for him.

“The two always combine well together. We have also signed Eduardo da Silva. Why should we sign another striker?

“We don’t collect them — we buy the strikers we need. And we expect Nicklas Bendtner to move forward and show us some aspects of his talent this season too.”