Pardew hoping for RVP call
Alan Pardew thinks it would be 'nice' for Robin van Persie to speak to Tim Krul and explain his behaviour in Monday's clash.
Last Updated: 16/03/12 5:02pm
Newcastle boss Alan Pardew thinks it would be 'nice' for Robin van Persie to speak to Tim Krul and explain his behaviour in Monday's clash.
The two Holland internationals were involved in row during the closing stages of Arsenal's 2-1 victory at the Emirates Stadium following Thomas Vermaelen's injury-time winner.
Krul and Van Persie clashed on a number of occasions during the game before being entangled in the brawl that required players from either side to pull them apart.
Newcastle's shot-stopper played down the spat earlier this week and Pardew believes that the 23-year-old has already put the unsavoury incidents to the back of his mind.
However, he feels that as Van Persie is the more senior player it would be the correct gesture for him to explain his actions and allow all to move on.
"Tim has suggested it is all forgotten, I am sure Van Persie is the same," commented Pardew.
"It would perhaps be nice for Van Persie to call him and being the senior figure, which he is in the Dutch camp, say he perhaps got over-exuberant, and we can all move on."