Arsenal Injury Latest & RVP Won’t Be Leaving For City….

By on September 30, 2011

The most surprising news from Arsenal’s point of view on the back of their win against Greek side Olympiacos on Wednesday was probably the fact that the team suffered no injuries whatsoever. It has been a rare occasion this season and in general throughout the past year, when Arsenal have come through a match without any bad news on the injury front, but they have finally achieved it.

In fact, Arsene Wenger only had good news ahead of his sides cash against rivals Tottenham this Sunday. He revealed that Yossi Benayoun and Sebastian Squillaci will be back in training this week-end after injuries, with the Israeli midfielder a possibility to play a part this week-end. Theo Walcott, Gervinho and Laurent Koscielny will all be “late decisions.” Wenger said:

“Benayoun and Squillaci will be back in normal training on Friday or Saturday. Squillaci has been out for a long time so he won’t be fully match fit. Benayoun has more match fitness.” 

“Walcott, Gervinho and Koscielny will all be late tests and very late decisions. Saturday or even Sunday morning. Walcott looks the most likely to have a chance. Koscielny maybe less. He is recovering well but the game may come too soon.”

“Djourou is out. The other injuries you know about. There were no other injures from the game against Olympiacos on Wednesday night.”

A win, or any positive result against Tottenham on Sunday will be a very large boost to Arsenal’s season for both the players and the fans who have suffered some poor displays so far this season. It would also see pressure lifted from Wenger who has also come under mass public scrutiny of late.

The season does look to be getting better for Arsenal, with Robin van Persie’s 99th and 100th goals highlighting the benefits of Wenger’s questioned transfer policy. However, these landmark goals for the Dutchman. who cost Arsenal £2.5 million around 7 years ago may be interrupted by the apparent interest from Manchester City in signing Wenger’s talisman.

Rumours had been circulating at the start of the week when van Persie stalled in contract negotiations with Arsenal, and fuel has been added to the fire thanks to Caros Tevez’s disgraceful refusal to play for City mid-week in the Champions League. A summer raid for Arsenal’s left footed striker is now said to be on the cards for City in what would be an incomprehensibly big blow to Arsenal football club yet again after the loss of Nasri, Fabregas and Clichy this summer.

Arsenal fans need not be too depressed or pessimistic about van Persie’s future however, because as I wrote earlier in the week, I find it unlikely that a man who has been at the club for so long and worked his way into a very short list of Arsenal legends to have reached the 100 goal mark would leave at this stage of his career. In any case, Arsenal will not need to sell next summer, with the Dutchman’s contract expiring in 2013, so he has a good few Arsenal years left in him yet.

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9 Comments

  1. Bilyaminu

    September 30, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    We thank God, that RVP is not leaving in the window transfer.

  2. ssentongo5

    September 30, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    we r sm wht happy of arsenal’s performance kip the pace and the league will be ours.

  3. Odu

    September 30, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    Why man city after all players brought up by Arsenal? He has not trained any young palyer in the whole of his carrer, what a shame. He doesnt scout players, he waits for others and then comes with money from the Arab. He is a disgrace. His problem with Tevez is just the begining, he will be sacked befor ethe end of the season.

  4. jkfav

    September 30, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    Wenger & d board shld seriously weigh d option now & proffer a lastin soln to d impending exit of RVP frm d club.no player will totally spend his entire career in one club like Maldini did wt Milan; especially wn dr are trying times.afterall he was not blood at Arsenal;players will come and go

  5. Mamo

    September 30, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    Oh… City. Odu u r 100% right. What makes me laugh always is people comparing Wenger to those coaches that just buy players…. Wenger is the smartest in developing talents and also making money for the club. He buys for $2M and sells for city for many folds.

    The only problem with Arsenal is injury. Had all the important plays been all fit for atleast one season, all the trophies goes to Arsenal. Imagine MU just withour Rooney( and some other one or two others), Barca will also not be the same way they are if they loose Messy and some others… Go Wenger…..

  6. venky

    September 30, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    I think that Rvp is too decent a man to desert Arsenal and his mentor Wenger, my biggest regret is that he was not made skipper in place of Cesc. His contract extension would depend on who we bring in january and next summer. But if he were to go to city I would only wish him luck because he is a true Arsenal man

  7. Crazzy candy

    September 30, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    Pls arsenal board n wenger,shud’nt let “rvp” 2 liv,if nt arsenal wil b turn 2 arsenag….!

  8. khriezo

    October 1, 2011 at 4:18 am

    wenger shud buy world class player tiz summer n inspire rvp n entire players. Wenger must hv learn a gud lesson frm d departure of the g8t cesc. Cesc leave d club bcoz of d same financial matter. Wenger shudn’t hv make mistake again.
    Y dnt u sign sami khedira 2 inspire mario gotze to join? Wat abt wesley snidr?
    Hazard, and ofcoz m’villa and cahill. If u pay d right price all d player will eager 2 join at anytime. N u must gt rid of fabiansky, almunia n buy begovic. Diaby, arshavin n buy sami khedira and m’villa.
    Djourou, squallici n buy cahill. N d rest 50-70ml we can buy harzard n gotze.

  9. Iara

    May 21, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    Robin will resign if we pay him 100+ per week. I think the most iroamtpnt thing for him is that we build a great squad. Sitting on 60mil is not the way to do it. Glad the team is playing better. That will help as well. I just don’t think Robin will be happy with a 4th place finish. I think he just like others who have left really want to win trophies. Our team is not deep enough or talented enough to win EPL, or Champions League. We have the money to fix that so let’s do it. 0 0

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