Arsenal's Robin van Persie is a fantastic player, declares Adriano Galliani following AC Milan's 'perfect game'

The vice-president stated his admiration for the Dutchman, but also praised the Italian champions for their domineering display in the 4-0 Champions League win
AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani has lauded Robin van Persie following his side's 4-0 drubbing of Arsenal in Wednesday's Champions League last-16 clash.

Milan cast aside their north London counterparts with ease at San Siro, with the Gunners already being written off ahead of the second leg.

However, the 67-year-old was not getting too carried away by the extent of the result, and proceeded to single out striker Robin Van Persie as a target for praise.

He told Sky Sport Italia: "Perhaps the victory was facilitated somewhat by the inferiority of Arsenal, but I saw a fantastic player for Arsenal in Robin van Persie, who I like very much and forced [Christian] Abbiati into making ​​two decisive saves.

"I just like good football. I follow English football and Van Persie, I believe, is a fantastic player."

Galliani also believes the victory was even more memorable when taking into account the lengthy list of names currently on the treatment table.

"4-0 is a good result, but we could have scored even more," he continued. "It was a perfect game, but we knew that we were still recovering from several injuries."

Arsenal have the task of overturning their four-goal handicap at the Emirates Stadium on March 6.

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