Van the Man returns to the fray...
... Robin van Persie returns to the squad for tomorrow night's clash at White Hart Lane after five months on the sidelines. Arsene Wenger had this to say about his return:"There is always a gamble in this kind of decision. But in his case we have been a bit more cautious because he has had more time for preparation. "The biggest gamble I took recently was with Gallas. It didn't work, but he came back from a muscular problem, that is not the case for Robin. It was a joint problem."When I pick a player it means he is fit and sharp and has worked very hard. Of course he lacks match-practice but physically he is ready, he is fit.""He is a very important player for this club. He is important for the confidence. He can make the final ball, he is good on set-pieces, he can score goals, so we are very happy to have him back. The sadness was that we lost him so early in the season."
Related Arsenal News