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Van Persie fitness boost for Arsenal

Dutch striker Robin van Persie is set to return from injury to take his place in the Arsenal lineup for tomorrow night's crucial Champions League semi-final showdown with Manchester United.

The Gunners are 1-0 down from the first-leg, but the return of van Persie, who looks set to partner Emmanuel Adebayor up front, will give the London side a greater chance of turning around last week's deficit.

Van Persie has missed Arsenal's last four games with a groin injury picked up during the FA Cup semi-final defeat at the hands of Chelsea last month. "Robin van Persie is available and back in squad," Arsene Wenger told reporters. "You want everybody in a game like that to be available. He gives me an opportunity to make a decision about our selection."

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