Injury unlikely to keep van Persie out for Blackburn
Robin van Persie looks set to play on Saturday against Blackburn, after fears of a serious knee injury were rebuffed by Holland coach Bert van Marwijk.
The Arsenal striker took a knock in the first half of the Netherland’s Euro 2012 qualifier against Hungary and was subbed off at half-time.
“He got kneed in his thigh. But with a little luck he can play with Arsenal again this weekend,” confirmed van Marwijk.
27-year-old van Persie scored the opener 13 minutes into the game (see the goal here), although the Dutch needed a late double from Liverpool’s Dirk Kuyt to spare their blushes and secure a 5-3 win.
van Persie has never played more than 30 matches a season since joining the club in 2004.