No, I’m not talking about the goals he scored last weekend. Nor am I talking about any of the eight goals he’s scored for us in all competitions this season.
I’m talking about these comments he made after getting word that the Arsenal boys are set to face Manchester City in the next round of the Carling Cup:
“What’s the draw? Manchester City away? Nice. I want to play that one. If the boss decides to let me play, I’m happy. I’d love to play.”
What a legend.
I’m sure he wants to play to get revenge on Emmanuel Adebayor after the stamping incident and personally I hope the manager gives him the opportunity to get it. Not in a physical way of course, just on the scoreboard. I would never wish harm on a Premiership footballer, particularly one that served us as well as Adebayor did. Never…
On a slow news day I thought I’d take some time to make some comments about van Persie’s season so far. After a fairly mixed period at the start of the season where he contributed superbly to our build-up play without making much of a mark on the scoresheet, van Persie has caught fire recently and appears to have adapted well to his new role. I don’t think anyone has ever questioned his ability to make something out of nothing with his quick feet and technical ability but as the season has gone on van Persie has been able to improve his build-up play and positioning in the box.
I actually thought Nicklas Bendtner would play more often in the central position but the manager’s decision to move van Persie into the striker’s role has undoubtedly proved to be correct. He is on a run of five goals in five Premiership games now and with Fernando Torres just three ahead of him in the race for the Golden Boot, he could be something of an outside chance if he can stay fit.
Anyway that’s it for today. I’m off to record for tomorrow’s podcast with Arseblogger so I’ll speak to you later.