Will Arsenal fans ever forgive Robin Van Persie?

There was one very brief, but very poignant moment yesterday at The Emirates. After heading towards the away fans to applaud them the ex-Arsenal striker turned awkwardly towards a section of Arsenal fans and continued to clap. But with his ears ringing with boos the Dutchman realised that no one in the home section of the stadium was going to …

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AshleyWill Arsenal fans ever forgive Robin Van Persie?

Gervinho, Walcott, Podolski – who should start upfront for Arsenal today?

With all the talk about Robin van Persie, this would have been a perfect opportunity for his successor at Arsenal, Olivier Giroud, to prove he’s been a decent replacement in his first Premier League campaign. Giroud has been unable to match Van Persie’s goalscoring tally, but his all-round play has been decent. Giroud’s red card for a clumsy tackle at …

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AshleyGervinho, Walcott, Podolski – who should start upfront for Arsenal today?

Could Fergie drop RVP for the Arsenal game?

Is there any need for Robin van Persie to start at the Emirates on Sunday afternoon? Manchester United’s number 20 scored the excellent hat-trick that sealed the club’s 20th league title on Monday night against Aston Villa, and might be given a guard of honour by the Arsenal team that sold him last summer. But Van Persie still has an …

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AshleyCould Fergie drop RVP for the Arsenal game?

Now it is rumoured that Arsenal players don’t want the guard of honour

I wrote yesterday about how Arsenal fans need to get over it and give Manchester United, and their old pal Robin Van Persie, the guard of honour on Sunday. Now in a classic piece of mischief making the Daily Mail is reporting that some of the players aren’t took keen on saluting their former team mate. The paper says Reluctant …

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AshleyNow it is rumoured that Arsenal players don’t want the guard of honour

Remind me – why did Arsenal sell RVP to United? Wenger’s worst ever mistake?

I am sure I am not the only Arsenal fan to have felt just a little bit nauseous watching RVP running round Old Trafford last night after not just winning the league but also scoring , well, a hugely impressive hat-trick. If he needed a  game to push him back into the the PFA Player Of the Year race he …

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AshleyRemind me – why did Arsenal sell RVP to United? Wenger’s worst ever mistake?

Van Persie, Bale or Mata. Who would be your PFA Player of the year?

The PFA Player Of The Year shortlist has been announced. There is a bit of controversy around the list this year as there is arguably no outstanding candidate. The shortlist comprises six candidates which have been voted for by players a month or so ago – they get two votes each. Last year Robin Van Persie was the obvious choice …

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AshleyVan Persie, Bale or Mata. Who would be your PFA Player of the year?

RVP’s goal drought – now as bad as Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud

The clamouring for Arsenal to sign a striker continues with fans desperate to see someone pull on a Gunners shirt who is clinical, predatory and consistent. Three words that can’t really describe the current incumbent Olivier Giourd. Giroud has impressed in flashes this season, but for me he doesn’t get in enough goal scoring positions and never ever puts away …

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AshleyRVP’s goal drought – now as bad as Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud