Date:Monday October 10 2011
We`ve been well aware for quite some time about the winding down of the contract of a certain Mr van Persie, and non-committal comments to the press this week gives me a familiar sinking feel that we`re not far off losing yet another world class player.
The questions is however, is van Persie all that`s standing between Arsenal and mid-table mediocrity?
Sever since RvP covered himself in horse`s piss to magically cure all his ailments, the Dutchman has become the red hot striker we all knew he could be. Without him, we would have finished outside the top four last season, and even though this campaign couldn`t be much worse, we would be rock bottom without him.
As van Persie is one of the older players in the side, one must wonder about just how much Arsenal has to offer him as he enters the final stage of his footballing career.
There`s no doubt about it that come the day there will be a whole host of clubs enquiring about RvP`s services, clubs that can offer him mammoth wages and the chance of winning trophies, I`m struggling to visualise a scenario where we might be able to convince him to stay.
However as a constant stream of top class players have left Ashburton Grove over the last few years, is van Persie all that`s standing between us and a spell with mediocre?
Without the likes of van Persie, Fabregas & Nasri can we really lure other top players to the club? In the likely/unlikely (take your pick) event we don`t qualify for the Champions League how can we hope to buy, and keep, the standard of players needed to compete at the highest level?
Is our best attacker currently our best defence against mediocrity?
Date:Monday October 10 2011
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