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Friday, February 29, 2008

Arsenal Says No Hurry for Robin van Persie

Arsenal is going through a tough time with a flurry of injury news coming continuously. The latest injury blow hit the Arsenal when Croatian international Eduardo broke his leg and suffered an open dislocation in his left leg during Gunners’ premier league clash with Birmingham City meaning he is now out of action for about nine months. Eduardo’s injury left Arsenal with only few strikers fit for the starting line up now. However, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said that he would not rush Dutch striker Robin van Persie who is out of action for a number of weeks with a knee and muscle problem. He came back in action in December but immediately fall in injury. So, Wenger does not want to take any more risk on the striker.

IC Wales reported:

However, the Gunners boss insists he will patient with the Dutchman who has been sidelined by knee and muscular problems and told Arsenal TV Online: "We will not rush Robin van Persie back, but the news is quite good."

He added: "It is difficult to say, we go step by step, but he should come back into normal training very, very quickly now.

"Maybe I am being a little over-cautious in my statements, but I do not want to put any special pressure on him."

Arsenal is currently leading the point table with three points ahead of second-placed Manchester United at the premier league. Arsenal will face Aston Villa tomorrow in an important premier league match. However, they will miss a number of key players who are currently in the treatment room with injury. Alex Song, Tomas Rosicky, Kolo Toure, Johan Djourou will miss tomorrow’s match due to their injury, while Emmanuel Eboue is under suspension. The only good news for the Arsenal fans is that midfielder Abou Diaby is expected to return to action in their return leg clash with AC Milan in the last 16 match of Champions League. However, Wenger might have to struggle to cope up with situation with missing these crucial players.

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