Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has called on Holland coach Bert van Marwijk to show more respect over Robin van Persie’s return from injury.
Dutch striker van Persie returned to training on Friday for the first time since being sidelined by an ankle problem at the end of August.
But, although van Persie has not played in over two months, van Marwijk included the Arsenal forward in his provisional squad for the friendly against Turkey on November 17 and said he would have no hesitation in selecting him.
Van Persie missed the best part of last season following ankle ligament damage suffered while away with Holland, and Wenger is keen that the player should not be rushed back into action.
“At the moment, Robin van Persie is coming back from injury, we are concerned to use him at our club and you can understand we are bit less concerned that he automatically plays in a friendly,” Wenger said on Friday.
“Everyone of you has common sense and can completely agree with that. It does not look to me surreal that we wish him to play for us.
“Holland is not my problem at the moment, my problem is to play the game against Newcastle on Sunday. All the rest is down to the rules that are in place in the international game.
“What can I do about that? Not a lot. I am not a big influence on that and I believe the most important thing is that we prepare well for our game on Sunday, try to win the game and let everybody else talk.”