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van Persie In Injury Shocker

Robin van Persie has been ruled out of action for 6 weeks after suffering an injury in the 2-1 victory over Blackburn.

The Arsenal striker has ...... oh god, you know what, do we even need to go through the formalities any more?

There are more than enough articles in the Vital archives that will probably cover it.

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The Journalist

Writer: Rocky7 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday September 7 2010

Time: 7:12PM

Your Comments

Whilst I wouldn't agree at all with calls to sell him, we surely have to accept now that we can no longer build our team around him. Chamakh and Bendtner are very promising, which is good because as far as I'm concerned, one of those two is going to have to grow into our main striker as we accept that RvP is an occasional luxury.
Little Dutch
I think the fact that an uninjured van Persie is one of the finest players in the world yet he is currently 3rd on the poll of who VA members think will finish top scorer is evidence of the spreading acceptance that we're never going to get a full season out of RvP.
Rocky7
Can't help but feel sorry for the fella. So desperately unlucky.
Amos.
I'm with you there Amos. van Persie has one of the most deadly left feet in the world. I know he'd be considered one of the great if he could just stay injury free :(
Rocky7
But he can't. so move on. It's what you signed Chamakh for, anyway. To deputize in the unfortunate yet increasingly recurring event that Van Persie is injured (shock horror!).
DubaiSpur
one of my fav players........but is this news anymore.... :( i hope he gets over this and injurys are then a distant memory from then onwards
daveski
The saddest thing is that he's 27 now. He's been with us for 6 years and still doesn't have 100 league appearances. Even if his fitness record stays exemplary from now on, he's still lost a large chunk of his career.
Little Dutch
Who knows? he could turn into a Sheringham, you know, adapt to score even without his pace and strength. Fact is, you'll never know if he would have been the striker he was predicted to be. So there's no point thinking about what could have been...
DubaiSpur
Oh good, now Walcott is being strecthered off. Has any national side ever done more damage to a player than England has done to Theo?
Little Dutch
You know, apart from Columbia and Andreas Escobar obviously.........
Little Dutch
Probably time to officially change his name to 'The Oft-Injured Robin van Persie'. Great player. Wonder if we'll ever see what he's really capable of over a full season.
Teddy_KGB
Theo is swiftly turning into our fragile striker MkII. Who is left after Chamakh? Part of me hopes Johnson becomes first choice right wing for England. At least we'd be spared the endless Theo angst. Hate to say it be he has never lived down his Croatia heroics.
Wyn Mills
well i was going to say that Walcott could do the job for us as a second-choice CF for a few weeks, but...
TPowell
RVP played more games for Holland in the last year than he did for Arsenal. Says it all. His longest run of games for us was less than 20, I think. AW and gooners need to accept reality--he's a luxury player, he cannot be relied upon for any kind of serious run in the team. And now Theo's in the hospital with what looks like a serious ankle injury. Both injuries due to int'l football. Never mind all the handwringing about defense. This is why we've stopped winning trophies.
jaelle
That and the fact that our players don't seem to be coached in the art of riding tackles as part of our possession football ethos. Can't tell you the number of times I've looked away from the screen anticipating one of our guys being nastily caught late on the ball.
Wyn Mills
watching Spain-Argentina and Cesc has already been the victim of two reckless challenges both of which earned the Argentines yellow cards. and the game is barely 20 mins old! seriously hope Cesc gets subbed out at halftime. No such thing as a friendly game when Latin sides meet
Arsene_Wonder
This is not even news worthy anymore, it's like writing a front page article about the sun rising tomorrow, we have unlucky players but before bad luck hits them they are injury prone, combine injury prone with bad luck and you get ... well you get a scenario like traveling to the Nou Camp with Silvestre and Campbell as our first choice defense and Bendtner as our only striker. No doubt about it, the injuries have ruined the past three seasons at least, I'm not saying we would have won major trophies but I do believe we would have finished higher and gone further.
Professor Calculus
oh dear now walcott
liamyid
RvP's only out for 6 weeks - it's a bit early to start writing obituaries just yet. If he's back mid October he'll still have the best part of 7 months in which to contribute.
Amos.
any news on walcott anyone?poor kid is tabood or something it seems..
rovinella62spurs
Walcott as well? It's the first week of September.... It's the bloody diet. Nobody actually stuck to bread, rice and boiled chicken cutlets in the old days. They kept roughly to it, but we still got stories about them sneaking out after the match for steak and lager. Look at Walcott's sister... Theo should be built like Hulk (Porto) ffs.
Arsenales F.C
We still aren't too bad off though. Arshavin, Rosicky, Chamakh is a decent looking forward line.
Arsenales F.C
This gets frustrating, really. I will prefer to look on the brighter side and say that we still have formidable replacements, until those get injured too, that is.
Naijagunner
Amos, do you really think that RVP will be back in mid october and be able to deliver 7 months of injury free football? Let's not even mention the case for form and getting into stride, I'm just talking about being able to deliver 7 months on the pitch.
Professor Calculus
7 months injury free for RvP? In the 6 seasons he has completed with us he has, on average, appeared in about two thirds of our league games in all but 2 seasons. So maybe, maybe not. Not much point worrying about it until we have to though.
Amos.
This is pretty much why we had to sell Robben, one of the best when not injured, but injury strikes too often. I see you guys like the fellow and it isnt really his fault (danm you genetics!). Good luck to him and you, but not too much >:)
ChelseaDC
You know, the way Van Persie's going, I might start up a horse-placenta supply firm down by the Grove. ;)
DubaiSpur
I am all for free speech and I even defended THR when he was making sickening comments on here. But I'm sick of the spurs hatred on this site, I can't even scroll throught the comments these days of any article on VA without some**** posting uneeded BS. Block or delete whoever you want guys, they flippin deserve it.
gronedrone
Eh? If you're referring to me, I haven't slagged off anyone.I've actually written good things about him. Rovinella's been sympathetic as well. What kind of drooling idiot mistakes that for hatred?
DubaiSpur
Apparently Theo is going to be out for only a week or two.
agaterocks
'You know, apart from Columbia and Andreas Escobar obviously.........' ~ large rofl followed by guilt
Ozi Gooner
Two weeks was also the initial prognosis for RVP. Hmm.
gronedrone
I bet Dawson recovers before RVP.
iceman10
Apaprently the new GPS system goes into meltdown when RVP slips it on.
iceman10
If RVP and Theo's injuries were 6 & 2 weeks respectively, I can accept it. The all-to-frequent problem with our guys are, 6 weeks truns into 10 and 2 weeks turns into a month! Every year I think, 'right thats it, we've had our bad luck with injuries now' then bang...... next season and it's the same thing. Maybe Jay E-T ir even Afobe could get a chance now though, every cloud.....
navydave
I'm trying to remain positive here, the only really tough match we have that Robin will miss is Chelsea, and hopefully the Theo diagnosis is right and he wont be out too long (but probably back in time for the next ******** internationals!) but lets also remember that Nasri is ahead of schedule and we also have Chamack (thank god) and i believe i read somewhere the Vela only played something like 16mins in Mexico's match so hopefully he should also be fit. And who knows maybe RVP will be back a little early??? (fingers,toes and everything else crossed!)
DBerg
That's what I like DBerg, a bit of optimism. I've lambasted for that over Emirates over the last couple of years...... lets hope you're right!
navydave
@gronedrone..we do get the same on our site..but not everyone bothers to react to immature comments ....fierce rivalry they say but spurs v arsenal is one of the best if not the best match of the season...no stoke or blackburn antics...thats why every other club fans want to see it...total football.....we all know a bit of banter adds spice but some do go above that...anyone who enjoys seeing players injured is sick inside..no matter where they from....who entertains us on the pitch?
rovinella62spurs
Dzeko is the answer. I rate Bendtner, but, he's a few years yet from being good enough to lead a CL/ PL challenging side IMO. As to Robbin, no need to sell him, he's a good leader, with a good attitude and great skill, but let's consider him the Kanu of this squad - good for 15 starts a season and 20 sub appearances, if that. Bring in Dzeko for 25m next summer / this January. As to Bendtner, Chamahk and RvP all on the bench? I'm open to suggestions.
hughied
I think Arsene needs to realise this as well now and manage him a bit to keep him out of certain games. I know it was an innocuous coming together that injured him and with his track record there is no guarantee, but did he really need to make his first start back at Blackburn away!! Dare I say it but we need to manage him in a similar way to how spurs manage King.
PENZ
Amos I would count that as another 7 months to get injured in, where RVP is concerned lol
LondonGooner
You know, the way Van Persie's going, I might start up a horse-placenta supply firm down by the Grove. ;) DubaiSpur - It looks like RVN recieved that treatment from birth!
LondonGooner
It is surprising to see that RvP is 27. I always think of him as being a youngster and waiting to complete his first full season with Arsenal. Im correct on one count anyway.
Sir Henry
Unfortunate, but not exactly a surprise. I can't find my last post but I did say that ten days (the original prognosis) was more likely to be 1 November and that will probably be surpassed now. RVP is a 15 games per season man - the other problem is that Theo is exactly the same. The replays from last night's incident had three months inscribed on them.
grouvillegooner
Lodongooner lol, well done sir, ;)
DubaiSpur
Well isnt this a site? Spurs and Goons having a nice chat for once. I like it.
ChelseaDC
 

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