Van Persie recalls being slapped by ex coach van Gaal

Robin van Persie revealed that former Holland manager Louis van Gaal slapped him during the 2014 World Cup after he refused to come off the pitch with cramp.  In the quarter-final against the tournament's surprise package Costa Rica, the match went to extra-time after a goalless 90 minutes. Arsene always emphasised all the positive things and he looked at what would work or the long term.'