Arsenal’s Robin Van Persie To Return For Tottenham Clash?

Chris Wright

12th, April 2010


By Chris Wright

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger may risk his recovering striker Robin Van Persie in Wednesday’s North London derby with rivals Tottenham Hotspur.

The Dutchman has been sidelined for more than five months with ruptured ankle ligaments, but is now in line for a first team return after coming through a series of intensive training sessions unscathed.

Van Persie has been maintaining his general fitness with gruelling swimming and gym sessions (allied with that magical horse placenta), and last month began training with Dutch amateur side AFC Amsterdam in a bid to regain his sharpness.

But last week the 26-year-old forward further stepped up his training regime by rejoining and training with the Gunner’s squad, and is now thought to be on the verge of making a first team return.

Wenger’s intrinsic caution may see him wait until Arsenal’s game with Wigan next Sunday to hand Van Persie his comeback – but the pressure of a must-win derby with Spurs may force the Frenchman’s hand.

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  1. james kaitaba. uaganda. says:

    AW should only bring on RVP if he is 100%. We have gone without him for long, we cam wait a week or two more to be sure!
    am so glad, he is back, i hope he picks the rhythm quickly.

  2. ademola nurudeen says:

    let wait for his to be fully recovered and not rush him like we did with Gallas. we have other games at hand let other do it as they tried in his absence……..

  3. gawns says:

    we need this win, if he has been training with the first team and has not gotten hurt. I think it is worth a try!!! we really need a more active striking force upfront

  4. Olatunji segun says:

    Sure we need him badly,spurs game is a much win 4 us.

  5. Sure we need him, spurs game is a must win 4 us.

  6. ajmd says:

    im pissd of ere. im hearing arsenal fans want 2 get rid of eduardo. wtf is wrng wiv arsenal fans. dis guy who iz probably da world best finisher, a rare talent, broke his leg a year/half ago. he needs time to recover nd b back 2 his best. havent arsenal fans gt any patients. dudu is world class (watch videos on youtube). look how many times RVP been injured, and slowly he comes back 2 his best. dudu had a major injury problem so he needs time to recover, physically and mentally. if dats da case with arsenal fans, you should also be saying to get rid of rosicky, causse hes not playing da same as he was. look at chelsea fans joe cole keeps gettin injured but the fans r right behind em, nd slowly hes coming back 2 his best. its very sad 2 c arsenal fans so stone hearted. dudu is a brilliant player, u should support em nd b right behind em, giv em confidence. u gt tel from his face dat he loves arsenal, nd i fink he deserves abit beta from da arsenal fans

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