Apr 28, 2013 at 4pm UK at ​Emirates Stadium
Arsenal
1-1
Man UtdManchester United
Walcott (2')
Walcott (33'), Sagna (43'), Oxlade-Chamberlain (81')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Van Persie (44' pen.)
Jones (17'), Rafael (24'), Van Persie (28'), Evans (30'), Valencia (65')

Arsene Wenger pays tribute to Robin van Persie

Wenger pays tribute to Van Persie
© PA Photos
Arsene Wenger says that Robin van Persie does a lot of things "really well" following his return to the Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has heaped praise on former captain Robin van Persie after he earned Manchester United a point at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.

The former Gunner earned his current employers a 1-1 draw from the penalty spot after Theo Walcott had put the hosts in front early in North London.

Van Persie, who refused to celebrate his equaliser on his old stomping ground, received applause from his former boss after the match.

"We are rivals but look, at the end of the day, we decided to sell him. You want us to make a guard of honour and to respect the champions but you have to accept as well that respect exists after the game," Wenger told The Mirror.

"You want to give absolutely everything for the 90 minutes and after the game you can still talk to each other. He took his penalty very well. I knew when he decided to take the penalty that it would be 80% that he scored. He was our penalty taker. He does that very well. He does a lot of things very well, Robin van Persie.

"I wouldn't be shocked if a guy celebrates because internally he is happy anyway. That has become basically now another way to behave for football players in England."

Van Persie joined Manchester United from Arsenal in the summer for £24m.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger before the match against Bayern Munich on March 13, 2013
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