'Van Persie is one of the best strikers around & can handle Arsenal pressure' - Hasselbaink

The Dutchman will line up against his former side for the first time this weekend since his move to Manchester United during the summer transfer window
By Richard Parry

Robin van Persie will face his former employers Arsenal on Saturday for the first time since his controversial move to Manchester United.

Ahead of the clash at Old Trafford, we caught up with former Chelsea and Netherlands striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, who insists Van Persie has already shown he has the mental strength to handle the situation.

"If you think about the Southampton game, he misses a penalty, they're losing 2-1, but still he wins United the game," he told Goal.com.

"Certain players would cave in after missing that penalty and would go missing. Certain players not. And those players are playing for the biggest teams, and Van Persie is one of them."