Before I tell you why let me say this;
I love RVP, and I concur with Wenger in that he is the best captain at the club since Paddy, and like all Gooners I sincerely hope he signs up for another 4 years with us. If he decides he wants away, that is his prerogative and as disappointed as I will be I will wish him well as the situation is nothing like that of Cesc’s or Nasri’s from last Summer.
Ok that bit out of the way, now why is RVP is big trouble? History says so, that is why!
Enough already of the crypticism – This was the first season since RVP was a teenager in Holland that he has played an entire season without injury, 40 odd games on he is now going to play in a major Summer tournament with the men in Orange?
International tournament football is hardcore, there is no messing about taking it easy, his body will be tested to the extreme, and his injury record whilst playing in minor friendlies for the Dutch tells me he is a nutter for going into the Euros not having signed a contract to sew up his remaining 4 or 5 years in his footballing career.
He does not need a good tournament to show how good he is in order he can bargain up his wages, everybody can see already after the season he has had with us. So why is he being advised to maybe risk major injury with just one year left on his contract?
If he does indeed get injured, many on Twitter (@onearsenewenger) have told me that would be good news for us as he would be left no alternative but to sign for us… really? Why would this club risk a £30M contract on a player that may never play again to his max potential? He is 30 next year, not 23 with years ahead of him.
Injuries at 23, 24 can still have time ahead to correct themselves, as we have seen with RVP himself, but injuries heading into the 30′s is a whole new ball game.
On a side note – Diaby is still only 25/26… he has time, and you people that knock him might just be made to look very silly soon!
Yes I don’t post as much anymore, and I have told you why in the past, Arsenal blogging is a boring world these days, every Tom, Dick and Abdul is a blogger and I prefer the medium of Twitter, real-time views, real-time emotions!!
My tip for the Euros? France at a juicy 14/1 with Benzema top tournament goalscorer… he will be the star of Euro 2012.