Van Persie returns to Gunners squad

13 April 2010 01:22
Robin van Persie will return to Arsenal's squad for Wednesday night's north London derby against Tottenham at White Hart Lane (kick-off 8pm).[LNB] The Dutch striker has been sidelined for five months after rupturing ankle ligaments on international duty.[LNB]He returned to full training last week and was expected to be available for the club's final three matches against Manchester City, Blackburn and Fulham.[LNB]But he is anxious to be involved in Arsenal's title run-in and Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger confirmed he would be involved against Tottenham, probably starting from the bench.[LNB]Wenger said: "He will feature. He lacks a bit of match practice but when I pick a player it means he's fit and sharp.[LNB]"There's always a gamble in such decisions but we have been a bit cautious in his case.[LNB]"But Van Persie is a very important player at this club. He is important for the confidence."[LNB]Sol Campbell will start in central defence with Alex Song still suffering from [LNB]a knee injury.[LNB]Arsenal (from): Almunia, Sagna, Vermaelen, Silvestre, Eboue, Campbell, Clichy, Denilson, Diaby, Walcott, Nasri, Rosicky, Eduardo, Bendtner, Van Persie, Fabianski, Traore, Merida, Eastmond.

Source: Team_Talk