Have you forgotten how good RVP is?
December 8, 2010
Forget that he played in the World Cup, he was rushed back to lead the line for the Dutch but never actually looked quite right.
Moreover, the lone striker role is just not playing to the strengths of the spikey former Feyenoord man.
I am hugely excited about the new deep lying forward and or roaming number 10, tip of midfield trio, free role thingey he has going on for him now.
With the massively unselfish Chamakh ahead of him to lay off smart ball to the on rushing Nasri, Arshavin, Theo, Rosicky, RVP et al.. I can now see how this team can both accommodate and flourish with both Robin and Marouanne in the starting line-up.
I think many of us did maybe question the validity of such an injury prone player at the club, whilst he has been off injured since November 2009!
The genius of his little flicks and tricks and deft control of a football have been there, in glimpses mind, for all to see in the past fortnight since he returned.
I love him, he is 100% pure World-Class, and there are not many players in the Premiership, let alone Arsenal who you can say that about without need to worry about retraction at a later date. Van Persie certainly has the skills to pay the bills, and then some.
I want to see him get at least another 70 mins under his belt tonight, like he did last week against Wigan in the Carling Cup. I also wish to see the partnership with MC29 develop more, hone it ahead of the crucial trip to Old Trafford Monday week.
Not happy to hear Cesc may be in contention for Monday.
Let him rest this darned hamstring injury properly this time… we are doing just fine in his absence and it’s also important to show the squad, should he leave next summer, that we are just fine without him in the side.
Will be looking for a confidence boosting performance tonight.
Practice game tonight.