Mar 29

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.


13 Responses to “Injury unlikely to keep van Persie out for Blackburn”

  1. john says:

    Heard its just a knock and he will be fine after ice

  2. roger says:

    Mixed reports, some seem to think its worse than just a whack. Hes going for a scan tomoro mornin regardless

  3. Nana says:

    Hope Robin makes it through to saturday.

  4. Am says:

    He says in his non medical opion that with a bit of “luck” he will be able to play on Saturday.

    Well the facts show that Van Persie and Arsenal have no luck. Dont want to sound like a hater but I reckon with our bad luck he will be finished for the season lets hope not.

    The guy should just retire from internationals.

  5. Alan says:

    Didn’t they say he was fine after the injury he suffered last season against Italy? We all know how that turned out…
    We need another top striker – Abel Hernandez from Palermo

  6. Oranje Gooner says:

    I agree. Im just tired of him comming back injured all the time. Until he can play more or less a full season for the team who pays him, he should tell the national team he is unavailiable.

  7. roger says:

    Just found out hes fine, just sore, probably a dead leg, should be ok in 1-2 days

  8. Aussie Jack says:

    Thirty games in seven years (are you sure?) If so ,that`s 2.8 games per season or 4.5 hours per year X7 = 32.9 hours playing time on a wage of somewhere between fifty and eighty thousand pounds a week over the period and Wenger won`t spend out for new players, where`s the logic. Someone tell me we`ve got our sums wrong.

  9. james says:

    @aussie jack, the point was he’s not played more than 30 games in a single season, not ever.

  10. Domhuaille MacMathghamhna says:

    Aussie Jack,you need a calculator to reading glasses, it is maximum 30 games a season (in a normal 48 game season)….for example this year he has played 22 games so he should hit 30+ again if he stays fit….a big if! He definitely SHOULD retire from International Football and save his injuries for the EPL.

  11. James says:

    we can’t wrap Van Persie in a bubble but if he’s fit for this game then he should be kept on the bench rather than start. In 5 games against Blackburn that RVP has started he has been injured three time. Last time was earlier in the season. He can be brought on as an impact sub if need be but he shouldn’t start this, not worth the risk
    plus with a front 6 of Chamak/B52, Nasri, Walcott, Song, Fabregas and Wilshere we will play them off the park

  12. arsenal man says:

    van persie has actually played more than 30 games in his first or second season for us actually, ouch


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