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London, June 28 (ANI): US President Barack Obama has become a significant talisman in Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger's team talks in their quest to end their four-year run without a trophy.

Dutch striker Robin van Persie, who is also fascinated by Obama's incredible success, admits he is trying to copy the great man's demeanour, reports News of The World.

Wenger has introduced Obama's 'Yes we can' philosophy into the dressing room.

The Gunners have been trophy less since they beat Manchester United to win the 2005 FA Cup, but Wenger believes Obama's influence can provide the missing spark.

Wenger loathes excess.

"We fly to games in an ordinary plane, not a luxury jet. Air conditioning in hotels is banned, because it's bad for sportsmen. We're not even allowed a fridge. All drinks have to be at room temperature - ice-cold drinks are bad for you. These are things that could make that one per cent difference," van Persie said.(ANI)

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Story first published: Sunday, June 28, 2009, 15:27 [IST]
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