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Arsenal’s Robin van Persie has denied he told Spanish journalists he was “excited” to be linked with a move to Real Madrid and says he has not given any interview.

Speaking via Twitter the Gunners hit man told fans: “Contrary to reports in Spain I have NEVER spoken to Marca newspaper and never gave any interview. Enjoy your day.”

Marca had previously claimed Van Persie had spoken of his delight at being linked with a move to the Bernabeu and quoted the Dutch international as saying he was “excited” at the thought of playing for them.

Arsene Wenger is desperate to keep hold of the Premier League’s top goal scorer and has been frustrated with recent speculation linking him with a move away from Arsenal.

The player was reported as wanting a move from the Emirates to Barcelona last week, in order to link up with former Arsenal team mate Cesc Fabregas.

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