Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger has revealed that the Gunners are pressing for compensation from the Dutch Footballing Federation for the injury sustained by striker Robin Van Persie.
Van Persie sustained ankle ligament damage after a clash with Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini during Holland's goalless friendly with Italy on 14th November.
After being immediately stretched off following the clash, Van Persie was given the green light to go and see the mystical Serbian ‘horse doctor’ Marijana Kovacevic for the infamous placenta treatment.
However, Arsene coach Arsene Wenger is furious that the Dutch federation (KNVB) misdiagnosed the injury as not serious and having heard that his second top goalscorer this season with 11 goals will be sidelined for up to five months, the Frenchman is gunning for compensation from the Dutch FA.
"We are working on this with our lawyers at the moment and we are definitely going for it,” he told the official Arsenal website.
"You cannot get the numbers right because what will it cost us? Nobody knows. It could cost us the season.
"I expect [compensation for] the damage that it could make to the Premier League [title bid], financial compensation and the salaries.
"I haven't thought about the numbers yet because we have to sit down with the lawyers and the advisers of the Club to see what we can do. I don't know the rules well enough. But definitely we will go for compensation,” he added.