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'More to come' says van Persie

'More to come' says van Persie

Speaking after the North London Derby Robin van Persie was in a reflective but positive mood.

"We are still creating the chances" he said "Even with 10 men we had a few chances. I am not really worried because we are still creating. If you look at the chances they had and we had, I think we can be happy."

But he is aware that the current run of 3 draws falls short of our needs. "It is six points missing - if we had those six points but this is if, if, if. It's not really working. What can I say? Sometimes it's me to blame or a player to blame. Sometimes we are unlucky."

There is some merit to be gleaned from the present unbeaten run. Some confidence can be taken from these games even if the points tally is disappointing. Getting the basics right can be a base for a stronger run and the Dutchman thinks we are working hard enough to be getting those basics right but just need to add that little extra to see some more rewarding payback

'We are working hard, but we know we are not there yet,' said Van Persie.

'We are not scoring enough goals, we are not playing well enough - but everyone stays positive and we are trying to help each other.

'The basics are there, it's just up to us to finish it off now.'

The shape of the team has been regularly altered by injury this season as Rosicky`s absence firstly compelled us in the early part of the season to seek to integrate Walcott into a midfield that was also having to accommodate changes wrought by the departures of Hleb and Flamini. Walcott being a very different player to those before him, sometimes it worked and other times it didn`t, perhaps inevitably with such wholesale changes. Since Walcotts injury and subsequently the injury to Cesc our midfield has taken on a more solid but less creative shape. We aren`t losing but equally we aren`t winning as many as we need to either.

Adebayor`s injury now obliges us to consider our forward shape for the next few matches and Robin thinks that the quality of the returning Eduardo plus that of Arshavin could bring that little bit extra we need to provide that 'finishing off` process. It could possibly bring a more familiar shape to midfield.

'Eduardo has been working really hard and everyone is just really happy that he is back. Hopefully he can play, the sooner the better,' said Van Persie.

'Arshavin has looked good in training - they both have - so there is more to come. I really believe in their qualities.'

Over the coming few weeks we should find out whether we have finally found that balance that has eluded us for much of this season.



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Writer:Amos
Date:Monday February 9 2009
Time: 9:44PM

Comments

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We need more goals? too right!
Gael-Force
09/02/2009 23:07:00
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rvp is right, quality is there...now. just need to click into gear. arshavin, rosicky, cesc, eduardo, rvp, nasri. damn good lineup.
supersof
10/02/2009 03:15:00
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and you forgot Theo!!!!!!
navydave
10/02/2009 06:16:00
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People don't forget Theo, he is just not included.
Tom14
10/02/2009 07:53:00
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I think we've missed Theo massively over the last couple of months (and I never thought I'd say that this time last year). He gives us something different than the others, his pace scares the crap out of defenders. I'm not saying he's our biggest loss, but we do miss him!
navydave
10/02/2009 09:01:00
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Theo is good enough to come on as an impact sub for the last 20 mins, and I hope thats all Wenger uses him for. I also feel that there's more to come from the lads - we are still unbeaten in 11, which means our defence has become more solid recently. The return of Dudu (which wll hopefully mean that we will convert more of the few chances we create, very crucial IMO) and Arshavin - these 2 factors will see us with a few more wins in the League.
prits
10/02/2009 10:06:00
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Anyone else going to the Italy Vs Brazil game tonight. Looks like both teams have full squads which means it could be a great match. Robinho, Ronaldinho & Pato up fron should be tasty
paul_ownz
10/02/2009 13:07:00
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With players coming back from injury the quality is certainly going to be there, chances are getting created, they just need to be finished off.
wright8
10/02/2009 14:38:00
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paul, I'm Brazilian, and will definitely be watching the game. As to a full squad, Dunga could not get 3 of his first choice picks: Kaka, Mauri and Luis Fabiano (who's been more prolific for the NT than Dinho or Adriano). Adriano's not really a first choice. Why Dunga keeps choosing Gilberto Silva is beyond me, I love the guy, but he's lost all his effectiveness. It's only a friendly but I desperately want us to beat the Azzuri. Unfortunately, I don't think Dunga's good enuf to beat Lippi so I expect an Italian win.
jaelle
10/02/2009 14:47:00
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Im Half Italian so will be hoping for us to win, but more than that i would like to see a spectacle if possible. Shame about Kaka & Fabiano, Amauri would of been a replacement for Fabiano but they (Juventus) said no because of the late call up. Shame too that Italy cant/wont call back Del Piero & Totti who have had good seasons so far. I would like to see 4+ goals but id imagine it to be a tight afair, 1-0 or 1-1.
paul_ownz
10/02/2009 15:08:00
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