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Arsenal Confirm 6 Week van Persie Absence

The Arsenal medical team have estimated that injured striker, Robin van Persie will be out for anything up to 6 weeks.

As reported over the weekend, the Dutch striker was stretchered off in a 0-0 international friendly between Holland and Italy, and the initial prognosis was not a good one, with suggestions that van Persie could be out from anything from 3 months to the rest of the season.

However, it's been made official on that Robin should be back within 6 weeks .... just in time for the hectic Christmas schedule.

That's not too bad is it?

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

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Writer: Rocky7 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday November 16 2009

Time: 11:41AM

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Little Dutch
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16/11/2009 12:58:00

its bad enough,you also have to add a couple of weeks to get his match fitness back up,so it looks like he will be "back" for mid january
fran merida
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16/11/2009 13:31:00

Factor in our legendary form in diagnostics (Rosicky will be "out for days not weeks") and I'd be quite happy if he was back for mid January. I'd sign for that now.
Little Dutch
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16/11/2009 13:38:00

I wonder if this is a 'Nasri' six weeks?!?!
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16/11/2009 14:07:00

I am no expert, but ankle ligament damage is difficult to predict. I had ankle ligament damage and played through it although less. Because i kept playing injured it bothered me for 5-6 months. I would play on it and then miss a few of my weekly games and so on. I would say from my own and others experience that he would unlikey to be back in under a month. 3-4 weeks of doing nothing and a week or 2 of light training before playing properly
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16/11/2009 15:04:00

Ditto! I'd be thrilled if we see RvP back in January. :)
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16/11/2009 15:06:00

My reaction is unprintable here, I'll be thrown off the blog. This ruined my whole weekend.
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16/11/2009 16:53:00

Hey cheer up Jaelle, Eduardo scored a brace for Croatia! He WILL step up! I'm just hoping he can stay fit at least until Nick comes back so they could sort of rotate as they should be eased back into the team from injuries. No worries!
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16/11/2009 18:19:00

Persie will be missed in the big games - but luckily we have a couple other proven big game players who can step up (Nasri Man Utd, Cesc AC Milan, Arshavin Liverpool)
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16/11/2009 18:50:00

He is currently having placenta Juice rubbed into the injury to aid his recovery?! Hopefully it doesnt belong to Tom Huddlestone who surely must have given birth by now?
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16/11/2009 18:53:00

"He is currently having placenta Juice rubbed into the injury to aid his recovery?!" -- iceman, was that a joke??? Lou, I do love Eduardo but I just don't think he is as effective a link-up man as RVP is up front. Also, every time he plays 1 or 2 games, he gets another niggling injury and stays out another 2 games. I'm hoping for the best of course, I really want to see Eduardo shine and make all the haters from the Celtic penalty incident eat humble pie. According to, Bendtner is due to return in time for the Chelsea game. C'mon Nick! Would be great to see them both take advantage of RVP's absence and really take off as major successes for the rest of the season.
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16/11/2009 20:29:00

I'll believe it when I see it!
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16/11/2009 20:54:00

No joke jaelle.
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16/11/2009 21:48:00

...Lets not forget RvP's dead ball influence; who will give us some of those wicked in-swingers from our right side of the flanks, at set pieces? and the corner kicks? The manager has to do some effective chopping and changing to cover for his usually brilliant shifts.
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16/11/2009 21:52:00

Gutted, the bafoon got off lighter then they 1st thought!!! However glad to see he is out of action to help you not win the title!!!
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16/11/2009 22:54:00

this sort obsession from you spuddies is a sickness, you know that right?
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16/11/2009 23:29:00

Brian Harvey is a spurs fan.
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17/11/2009 07:39:00

Its great when a Spurs fan talks about us not winning the title, when is the last time spurs won the league? 15 years since they finished above us right?
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17/11/2009 14:59:00

gibbs injured??
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17/11/2009 17:22:00

Gibbs too? Maybe the Manager should not have gone off all about how the injury prospects grow in November. Now, I am concerned about the games tomorrow involving our lads (France, Russia, Ivory Cost).
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17/11/2009 19:46:00


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