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Another Newcastle player criticises Arsenal captain Robin van Persie

10:58 14 March 2012

Newcastle United

Newcastle United's James Perch criticised Robin van Persie

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James Perch joined Jonas Gutierrez in condeming the Gunners striker

Newcastle defender James Perch has condemned Arsenal captain and star striker Robin van Persie for his clash with Magpies goalkeeper Tim Krul.

The Dutch internationals were clashing throughout the game and it came to a head after Thomas Vermaelen scored the winning goal in stoppage for the Gunners at the Emirates on Monday.

And his team-mate felt that the Arsenal captain was in the wrong for his actions towards Krul

"It was just out of order from Van Persie," Perch told the Chronicle. "He was having a go at Tim for taking his time.

"But we're away at Arsenal, we dont have to play the way he wants, we play the way we want.

"He has let himself down the way he acted after they scored thegoal.

"When you think of the top players in the world, you class him up there, but I think hes let himself down there.

"You expect better. People look up to him even I look up to him. I thought he was a great player, but hes lost a lot of respect."

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