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van Persie: Arsenal's start not good enough

van Persie: Arsenals start not good enough

Robin van Persie has admitted even he is surprised that Arsenal have started the season so poorly. The Gunners slumped to a 4-3 defeat to Blackburn in the Premier League at the weekend.

Arsenal's start to the season has disappointed the new captain, van Persie, who admits they need to improve as quickly as possible.

"It just frustrates me and it is happening too often," Van Persie told the Arsenal website. "Every time we start positively we keep making the same mistakes and that is surprising.

"We just need a couple of good weeks in the Premier League where we get a lot of points, and hopefully we can start next week against Bolton.

"There is lots of time [left this season], but at some point you need to pick yourself up and prove what you are capable of. We are not doing that at the moment and are not consistent enough."