Robin van Persie glosses over Gunners! Arsenal have improved this season, claims hitman

16 April 2010 07:31
Another season, another campaign without a trophy at the Emirates, but Arsenal striker Robin van Persie still believes the side have improved since last season. [LNB]The striker's second-half cameo on Wednesday night against Tottenham - after five months out with ruptured ankle ligaments - showed supporters just what they have been missing since November and would have swung the game in Arsenal's favour but for some outstanding saves from Tottenham keeper Heurelho Gomes. [LNB]Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admitted his team were 'inefficient' and lacked maturity until the Holland striker's introduction in the 68th minute, yet both he and his 26-year-old star striker insist the side have improved this year. [LNB] Flying Dutchman: Gomes pulled off a top save to deny van Persie from scoring [LNB]Van Persie said: 'There's definitely been an improvement, if you look at last year. No one really expected this. [LNB]'But when you are this close you really want to win it. When you don't do that it is frustrating.' [LNB]Last season the Gunners finished 18 points behind champions Manchester United and were humbled by Chelsea and United in thesemi-finals of the FA Cup and Champions League. [LNB]This season, the gulf in class has been less apparent - althoughLiverpool's demise, the loss of Cristiano Ronaldo and Chelsea'sinconsistent form may have been more influential factors than Arsenal'sdevelopment.[LNB] Have we got Nou for you Arsenal! Barcelona want Gael Clichy (and Cesc Fabregas) Rooney fights with Drogba, Tevez and Fabregas for Player of the Year awardVIDEO SPECIAL: White lightning! Danny Rose joins Paul Gascoigne, David Bentley and Jamie Redknapp to score wonder strikes against arch rivals ArsenalARSENAL FC

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