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Van the Man returns to the fray...
Published : 13 Apr 2010 16:44:28
... 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."