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Arsenal Star In Race For Fitness

Just when Arsene Wenger thought he might get all his players back from International duty fully fit, Robin Van Persie suffers a knee injury.

Van Persie was substituted after 60 minutes in Holland's game against Slovenia when he fell awkwardly after a strong challenge.

Arsenal fans will be hoping he can recover for Arsenal's crunch period starting this weekend when they face Bolton. A week later the Gunners play Liverpool before Manchester United visit Ashburton Grove.

If Van Persie is out for some time, it'll be a chance for new-boy Eduardo Da Silva to show us some of the lethal finishing he's displayed for his adopted nation.




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Writer: Nick Simmonett  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday October 18 2007

Time: 9:59AM

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Looking at pictures of the moment got injured it does look quite serious. As you say, this is why we bought Eduardo. Time to shine Dudu. Against Bolton we'll need 2 strikers, but at Anfield he could play Hleb behind Adebayor.
hatespur
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18/10/2007 10:18:00

It IS time for Eduardo to make his mark now, more so RVP's injured. How long will he be out though?
entropy13
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18/10/2007 10:36:00

He looks ok in these pictures http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/gallery/2007/oct/17/1?picture=330999685
Amos.
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18/10/2007 10:37:00

Every f***ing time. God damn it.
Rocky7
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18/10/2007 10:41:00

Chill Rocky. Our glass is always going to be 1/2 full this season. We're having a negativity ban. The spuds have enough for both of us in north London. Eduardo will come in for a couple of games, score goals and we'll be dabating whether the white van man should get his place back.
hatespur
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18/10/2007 10:49:00

Picture after the challenge http://i24.tinypic.com/2hfqvxd.jpg
entropy13
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18/10/2007 10:50:00

Oh I'm not worried by the injury HS, our squad is more than capable of taking care of business, just gutted for RvP. This is his season & I don't want him to miss out.
Rocky7
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18/10/2007 10:59:00

he'll be alright. Let's call it a small sabatical.
hatespur
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18/10/2007 11:05:00

lets wait for Arsenal.com to come out with the news later today. rest him for Bolton and Prague and hopefully he'll be fine to take on Liverpool and United.
luckys_10
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18/10/2007 11:57:00

Prepare for big rant from me on this subject, coming at you this lunchtime!
Little Dutch
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18/10/2007 12:15:00

Why does this happen EVERY season? Henry last season and RvP this season! Who's that jerk who challenged him?
stukazufuss
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18/10/2007 12:56:00

Maybe its time to see bendtner and ade up front. And we would play crosses the whole time.
.::EgyptianGooner::.
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18/10/2007 13:27:00

i dont think you can play those 2 together Egyptian. Maybe Wenger thinks so too, explaining the descision to buy Dudu.
hatespur
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18/10/2007 14:01:00

I would definetely LIKE to see Bendtner up front, precious talent like that shouldn't be wasted.
stukazufuss
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18/10/2007 14:13:00

Question is do i dump him from my sun dream team?
TuBBz
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18/10/2007 15:19:00

Any idea how long he is out for?
TuBBz
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18/10/2007 15:20:00

Good thing we don't need RVP this weekend, hopefully we will see Bendtner and Edu start.
AB_Arsenal
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18/10/2007 15:45:00

A month TuBBz
hatespur
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18/10/2007 16:58:00

Early estimates suggest Robin van Persie will be sidelined for four weeks after picking up a knee injury on international duty, from Arsenal official website
fcdematthew
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18/10/2007 16:59:00

if really 4 weeks, that is 7 games ( one vs liverFool and one vs manure )
fcdematthew
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18/10/2007 17:02:00

It should be Ade and Eduardo for Saturday, Eduardo and Bendtner on Wednesday and then Ade and Eduardo again until RvP gets back
super_gooner
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18/10/2007 18:48:00

 

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