Vital Football

Latest Arsenal FC News

'Always a Gunner' van Persie Focussed on Arsenal

'Always a Gunner' van Persie Focussed on Arsenal

As we enter the final day of the Premier League season, Robin van Persie says he`s fully focussed on ensuring The Arsenal qualify for yet another season of Champions League football.

Much speculation surrounds Robin`s future in football, but as he`s always maintained he`ll sit down after the season has finished and talk with Mr Wenger, but until then we have the small matter of a vital match against West Brom at The Hawthorns.

In what is now one of the most crucial games since we faced Wigan at Highbury in 2006, The Arsenal captain says he wants to guide his team from the "unthinkable" position of not being in the Champions League.

'It doesn't matter if I score or not. I honestly don't care just as long as we win, when we have finally done it I will sit down with the boss Arsene Wenger and the chief executive Ivan Gazidis at the end of the season and discuss my contract with them. "

'For now, though, my focus is simply guiding Arsenal to the Champions League so the situation has not changed.'

'I am very proud to be captain of Arsenal Football Club,' he said.

'I truly love this club and, whatever happens in the future, I am a Gunner and I will always be a Gunner.'

'And that's why I will do everything to make sure we win [against West Brom] because it's unthinkable that Arsenal will not be in the Champions League. It's where Europe's top clubs meet to decide who is the best of the best and you want to be in there - you have to be in there. "

The good thing is it's still in our hands, still in our grasp. We know there can be no more slip-ups.'




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

Writer:Rocky7
Date:Sunday May 13 2012
Time: 10:47AM

Comments

0
Not sure if I can bear watching. Got a ticket to watch the away screening at the stadium but suffering with a cold so contemplating not going but then those 90 minutes will be unbearable. Anyone else going?
Gooner_Vin
13/05/2012 11:33:00
0
This match is crucial, to say the obvious. I rarely dream about football but I had 3 separate dreams of this match last night and this morning, waking up each time disappointed because we won in all 3! Hopefully we can do it today, we need to for so many reasons. As Robin says, there can be no more slip-ups.
NADH-91
13/05/2012 11:53:00
0
This is a massive night (Sydney time) of football. As nervous as I am, can't help but feel confident at the same time that we are going to get that 3rd spot thanks to RVP's final brace of the season which would help him to set a new EPL number of goals in one season record.
SydneyGunner
13/05/2012 12:20:00
0
Those comments from Robin sound worryingly like they come from a man who knows he's on his way out
Ozi Gooner
13/05/2012 12:36:00
0
On a nerve shattering day all the best to all the fans watching - whether at the Hawthorns or at a pub/ home. Up the Arsenal.
Deltaforce
13/05/2012 13:10:00
0
Up the Arsenal! I know we will do it.
Naijagunner
13/05/2012 14:57:00
0
Cheers, Sydneygunner! Hope it was worth staying up for.
Naijagunner
13/05/2012 18:46:00
0
NaijaG, it sure was worth it, although I am lacking in finger nails department.
SydneyGunner
13/05/2012 21:42:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Arsenal Articles

The Arsenal Walking Wounded - Injury List

Our weekly update looking at the injury table and also comparing with all our competitors in the Premier League.

Campbell - There's More To Come From Bellerin

Brotherly love

Premier League To Undergo Rebraning

Exciting news ... or just news ... sort of ...

Flamini - I Wasn't Trying To Hurt Him

Arsenal midfielder on his two footed tackle

Archived Vital Arsenal Articles

Vital Arsenal articles from

Site Journalists

Rocky7
Profile
ClockEnd124
Profile
Amos
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MOTM vs Cech
Suggested By:
Cech8%
Petr Cech92%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Leicester City 25 15 8 2 53 20
2 Spurs 25 13 9 3 48 26
3 Arsenal 25 14 6 5 48 17
4 Man City 25 14 5 6 47 21
5 Man Utd 25 11 8 6 41 10
6 West Ham 25 10 9 6 39 9
7 Southampton 25 10 7 8 37 9
8 Everton 25 8 11 6 35 12
9 Liverpool 25 9 8 8 35 -4
10 Watford 25 9 6 10 33 0
11 Stoke 25 9 6 10 33 -7
12 Crystal Palace 25 9 5 11 32 -4
13 Chelsea 25 7 9 9 30 -2
14 WBA 25 7 8 10 29 -9
15 AFC Bournemouth 25 7 7 11 28 -12
16 Swansea 25 6 9 10 27 -9
17 Newcastle 25 6 6 13 24 -18
18 Norwich 25 6 5 14 23 -20
19 Sunderland 25 5 5 15 20 -19
20 Aston Villa 25 3 7 15 16 -20
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Arsenal Fixtures (view all)

Feb 14 2016 12:00PM : Leicester City (H)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 20 2016 3:00PM : Hull City (H)
FA Cup
Feb 28 2016 2:05PM : Manchester United (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 2 2016 7:45PM : Swansea City (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 5 2016 12:45PM : Tottenham Hotspur (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 12 2016 5:30PM : West Bromwich Albion (H)
Barclays Premier League

Recent Arsenal Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Naijagunner10
2.Amos.3
3.Galway Gooner3
4.Afcdc3
5.Riversider1
6.Catcatcher 1
7.Wyn Mills1
8.princeoflove9091
9.Joe_@**1
10.Guyfox1