TWO Arsenal strikers will go head-to-head when the Netherlands take on Denmark in the pair's World Cup opener today (Monday).

Robin van Persie and Nicklas Bendtner, who both led the line for the Gunners last season, will line up as opponents when the two teams meet this afternoon, with kick-off at 12.30pm.

Denmark striker Bendtner has been struggling with an injury and may yet miss the Group E clash, although van Persie, who was out for a large part of last campaign with an ankle injury, is set to start the match for the Dutch.