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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
It IS time for Eduardo to make his mark now, more so RVP's injured. How long will he be out though?
entropy13
He looks ok in these pictures http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/gallery/2007/oct/17/1?picture=330999685
Amos.
Every f***ing time. God damn it.
Rocky7
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
Picture after the challenge http://i24.tinypic.com/2hfqvxd.jpg
entropy13
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
he'll be alright. Let's call it a small sabatical.
hatespur
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
Prepare for big rant from me on this subject, coming at you this lunchtime!
Little Dutch
Why does this happen EVERY season? Henry last season and RvP this season! Who's that jerk who challenged him?
stukazufuss
Maybe its time to see bendtner and ade up front. And we would play crosses the whole time.
.::EgyptianGooner::.
i dont think you can play those 2 together Egyptian. Maybe Wenger thinks so too, explaining the descision to buy Dudu.
hatespur
I would definetely LIKE to see Bendtner up front, precious talent like that shouldn't be wasted.
stukazufuss
Question is do i dump him from my sun dream team?
TuBBz
Any idea how long he is out for?
TuBBz
Good thing we don't need RVP this weekend, hopefully we will see Bendtner and Edu start.
AB_Arsenal
A month TuBBz
hatespur
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
if really 4 weeks, that is 7 games ( one vs liverFool and one vs manure )
fcdematthew
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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