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Arsenal Fans Rejoice As Van Persie Picks Up Thigh Injury

Manchester United have been dealt an injury blow with the news that summer signing Robin van Persie picked up a knock while on international duty this week.

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Manchester United have been dealt an injury blow with the news that Robin van Persie picked up a knock while on international duty this week.

The 29-year-old was subbed at half-time during Hollands 4-1 World Cup qualifying win over Hungary on Tuesday night with a thigh injury.

The former Arsenal hitman has a poor injury record after seeing his first six years at the Emirates plagued by a series of injuries, so this latest set back will be a worry for Sir Alex Ferguson.

Dutch coach Louis van Gaal confirmed he took the striker off as he didn’t want to take any risks:

‘We took off Robin for precautionary measures. It doesn’t seem to be too serious, but you never know. We didn’t want to take any risks.’

Source: Daily Mail

Wayne Rooney is currently on the sidelines for at least another two weeks so Ferguson will be desperate for his summer signing to stay fit.

van Persie has made a superb start to life at Old Trafford, scoring four goals in just two starts following his summer move from Arsenal.

Many Gooners have taken to Twitter to poke fun at United fans and RVP for what they see as an inevitable injury, after having to put up with years of seeing the striker on the sidelines during his time in north London.

One Arsenal fan wrote “Van Persie is injured. If that can’t make you smile this morning I don’t know what will.“, while another Tweeted “LOOOL Van Persie’s injured yet again. Hopefully he’s out for months“.

Hopefully these are just the opinions of the minority as it’s never nice to hear football fans wanting a player, no matter what club they play for, to get injured.

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  1. Tunde emmanuel

    September 12, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    Lol hapi great news hope is six month vp a injury prount 4life. Hahahaha

  2. Todd

    September 13, 2012 at 2:43 am

    Sounds like it was more likely a dead leg. He might miss this weekend’s match, but I would imagine he should be fit by Saturday.

  3. Darlington

    September 13, 2012 at 3:51 am

    in as much as its not good 2 wish anybody bad,there is a good feeling abt dis,AFC 4 7 seasons patiently treated rvp n was payin is salaries,MUFC wil neva do dat(hargreaves),n wen rvp’s milk bones were getin strong,he remembers ambition,AFC gave him d name he has 2day….anyway MUFC’s medical team shld sharpen their knives cos dis is just d begining

    • Emmanuel

      September 13, 2012 at 10:09 am

      Guess u must me a forgetful lad…heargraves never
      played for two and a half years and he was paid his salary in full…so pls find out details before u post thrash here…more players to leave ur club sooooon as lack of ambition is a disease for you….*whistling EXODUS- bob marley*

  4. Abdallah

    September 13, 2012 at 5:54 am

    VP is a player who have poor record of injury for six years during his time at Arsenal bt decided to turn his back for the club which rise him up and know him better,so at Old Trafford this just the beigining.

  5. mcz

    September 13, 2012 at 5:55 am

    its minor he will play this weekend

  6. lookman yusuph

    September 13, 2012 at 6:18 am

    arsenal fans are dirty minded! Blues for life

  7. Cheadle

    September 13, 2012 at 6:57 am

    The football season is long and hard with many matches in several competitions almost every player will pick up something during the season some more severe than others. Let just wish them well. As a reality check if RVP or any other opposition striker is out with injury how does it profit the Arsenal should we fail to do the job in our own matches? Let concentrate on winning our games lets focus!!!

  8. Kip

    September 13, 2012 at 7:25 am

    This is no karma,I am an arsenal fun and I wish him well.

  9. malex

    September 13, 2012 at 8:34 am

    Never rejoice on the trials and tribulations of any body. For what goes around, surely comes around.We are the gunners with or without certain players and we pride in proving a point to some of them players who think their more ambitious than we are by beating them head on in a football game.It felt so good when Sahin in liverpool came to terms with that reality.

  10. Saint Abel

    September 13, 2012 at 9:13 am

    We know our thought for you RVP: Get well soon! I wish u d best! Blue remains the colour! Up chelsea!!!

  11. Chris Knight

    September 13, 2012 at 9:43 am

    I know karma has prevailed here but its never nice to hear any player no matter who it is to have gotten injured I know he walked out on Arsenal but have the sympathy for the guy

  12. Chidx-okwuonu

    September 13, 2012 at 10:14 am

    Rvp!!! Its Well in Jesus name. Despite d fact u left us when we needed ur skills & talent most, we Gunners are praying 4 u ok. Up Gunners!

  13. amando

    September 13, 2012 at 10:16 am

    Its a pity dt many pple are callin us dirty minded now. Personally, I wish him luck but, dis injury shows AFC’s tribulations and d patience wit which dey treated dis guy and moulded him into d striker he is now for 7yRs!!! Den for dis guy 2 turn arnd and tell d club who stood with him tru thick n thin and question d club’s ambitions shows ungratefulness and disloyalty @d highest! MUFC, dis is jst d beginning. We all know VP’s medical Records and gudluck with dat!!!

  14. Rufus

    September 13, 2012 at 10:54 am

    Wish rvp quick recovery and a successful Manure career. We all gooners know how he can misbehave with his milk bones, how lethal his left foot can be, how disrespectful he is. That’s him n that’s what Man U fans should learn to begin accepting: moments of absolute master class in the pitch sandwiched by lengthy periods in the treatment desk.

  15. alpho

    September 13, 2012 at 11:14 am

    rvp rvp rvp, manu tis is the begining of what you spent 24 million for. Sir. Alex that is suppose to advice this guy to be patient and reward AFC for their patience throughout his career in the club went ahead to spent 24 million on him. RVP rest in peace.

  16. Maiko jm

    September 13, 2012 at 11:20 am

    We wish RIP fast recovery cause we might need him against our enemies.

  17. dum

    September 13, 2012 at 11:48 am

    Lookman and Emmanuel u guys are jus idiotic!

  18. Ajao faruk

    September 13, 2012 at 11:53 am

    That is good news

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