van Persie included in squad to face Spurs

After almost 6 months out of action, Arsenal forward Robin van Persie has been included in the Gunners squad set to face Tottenham tomorrow evening, Arsene Wenger has confirmed.

The experienced Dutch frontman suffered ankle ligament damage after 10 minutes of an international friendly match with Italy in November. However, the 26-year-old recently returned to full training where Wenger feels he is physically fit to take part in tomorrow’s clash.

“Physically he is ready, he is fit, it may be a bit premature for him to start though. He will feature. He lacks a bit of match practice but when I pick a player it means he’s fit and sharp.

“There’s always a gamble in such decisions but we have been a bit cautious in his case.

“But Van Persie is a very important player at this club. He is important for the confidence. The good thing about him in training is that it looks as if he’s never been away.”


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