Date:Friday October 27 2006
Van Persie. A talented young player, with ultimate potential. But, straight to the point, Van Persie is a very important player to us last and this season, for he is the only beside Henry who can score goals.
We always had 3 goal scorers. But, Ljungberg no longer one and Pires left, we had nobody to pull the trigger, therefore, Van Persie goal scoring instincts were needed more than ever.
But in the long run, I just can't see him fit in. He somehow does not play arsenal passing free-flowing style. You look at most of his goals, and almost every one of them are simple tap in's or individual goals. Rarely are they are a result in which he plays a big part in build up.
He is said to be like Bergkamp, but is nothing like Bergkamp. He is solely a trigger-puller, one we probably need now, but we will need someone a lot better than that in the long run. He lacks Bergkamp playmaking skills as well as consistently making good runs.
The chance he wasted against Reading was absolutely horrifying. Every other Arsenal player in his position would have passed it to Henry on the left.
And Van Persie wants to be a star. Sadly, with Henry, the team HAS to be played around him. Van Persie needs to learn this.
Van Persie is also terribly one-footed. He has, in my opinions only two options to succeed:
1. Wenger plays him on the right, and Hleb plays on the left, Rosicky plays behind Henry this is the position he plays for Holland, cuts inside with his left foot. This position fully utilises his talents.
2. Van Persie learns to be more central, like Torres and two-footed.
Unless Van Persie becomes a team player A.S.A.P, he place in team will be threatened by Aliadiere and Baptista. Granted, neither of them has proven anything but:
1. Both are central and two-footed.
2. Both have a lot more pace than Van Persie
3. His place could even threatened by Ribery or Walcott. If either secures the left wing spot, Rosicky will play the Bergkamp role, and Van Persie will be left out.
MY PREDCITION ON VAN PERSIE: He'll be replaced by Aliadiere sooner than later.
Article submitted by Amin.
Feel free to discuss this, or any other topic on either the article comments or the club forum.
Date:Friday October 27 2006
Arsene Wenger Talks New Transfers (Monday July 28 2014)
Arsene Prepared to 'Gamble' on Chambers (Monday July 28 2014)
No Fairy Tales In New York But Fantasies Realised (Sunday July 27 2014)
Unofficially Official: Another Arsenal Signing (Saturday July 26 2014)
Another New Signing In The Bag? (Saturday July 26 2014)
Best News I've Heard In Ages (Saturday July 26 2014)
German World Cup Win Comes At a Cost For Arsenal (Friday July 25 2014)
A HOMETOWN TEAM: AFC IN NYC (Thursday July 24 2014)
Rumours - Gnabry, Manquillo, Nastasic & Ospina (Tuesday July 22 2014)
Vital Arsenal: Join The Debate/Twitter/FaceBook (Tuesday July 22 2014)
|2. Aston Villa||0||0||0||0||+0||0|
|5. Crystal Palace||0||0||0||0||+0||0|
|7. Hull City||0||0||0||0||+0||0|
|Distin pleased with Thailand trip
» Everton : 29/07/2014 11:00:00
|Güten Morgan, Good Jay
» Spurs : 29/07/2014 09:51:00
|The sacrificial case of Vlad Chiriches!
» Spurs : 29/07/2014 09:47:00
|Could Eto`o Move from West to East?
» Chelsea : 29/07/2014 09:20:00
|Proving Your Point
» Man City : 29/07/2014 09:16:00