Robin van Persie Critical Of Hull City's 'Time-Wasting' Tactics

The Dutch forward has blasted the Tigers for holding-up play during Arsenal's 2-1 win at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday evening...

Arsenal forward Robin van Persie has hit out at Hull City for employing tactics which he has suggested can be considered as time-wasting during the FA Cup quarter final at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday evening.

The 25-year-old Dutch international has hinted that the Tigers slowed play down at every possible opportunity, in particular when taking goal-kicks and throw-ins.

He also suggested that the Yorkshire based outfit had not given their all and that many fans may have found the game, which Arsenal won 2-1, boring as a result.

"It was very frustrating. I felt like they stole almost 10 minutes, and this is not football, Van Persie is quoted as saying in The Sun.

"I can understand that you wait a little bit longer when you have a throw-in, a little bit longer when you have a free-kick, but not every single time.

"Sixty thousand people come to see a football match, not to just sit there waiting.

"I was quite gutted about it and told the referee a few times because when you play football, especially on an occasion like this, you should try at least."

Ricky Brooks,