Robin van Persie: Line of Fire

RvP is gone, we know all about it. Some of us have said that’s it, no trophy for us this year. We are just a feeder club.

I disagree with that assessment completely! Without doubt RvP is a huge player, was needed last year to keep us in the top four. However, as much as RvP may think he’s free to go and win with Utd, it’s Arsenal who is really free.

We no longer have one man to build a team around. We now have a clutch of players to build with – a team, they call it. Giroud, Podolski and Cazorla have come in to supplement Walcott, Gervinho and Oxlade-Chamberlain in attack. Instead of one 30+ goals a year player we have easily four 15+ goals a year players in Podolski, Giroud, Walcott and Gervinho – possibly even Cazorla although I’d be happy with 10 goals and 15 assists from him.

It is my opinion that scoring goals will not be an issue for Arsenal, whatever formation our most valuable asset, Wenger, chooses to employ. Perhaps some defensive cover would be nice but hey, if we can always score one more than them, we’re going to be fine!

I, for one, am still very optimistic about this coming season.


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  1. Ken

    August 17, 2012 at 14:41

    lolo lolo lolo lol lol Cannot say anything more.
    Wenger is clearly a buffon and he is turning fans into greater buffons.
    i can only laugh after supporting AFC for more than 40 years.
    I cannot stand his lies and false hopes.

  2. thenry

    August 17, 2012 at 15:22

    excellent article.
    we will now be a bigger threat offensively as teams will not know which player will pull the trigger. before it was easy for teams to figure out that the final pass would end up at rapist van crocks feet.

  3. Dave

    August 17, 2012 at 15:39

    Van P. shouldnt be our problem we’ve gotten enough attaking 4orce compared 2 last season where all d burden was put on 1 player (man.u RVP) wat we need nw is concret defender cus dnt trust Djorou. Lets judge Afc after 1st 3 matches