EXCLUSIVE: RVP is so in love with Arsenal, says Arteta

Mikel Arteta has revealed that Arsenal team-mate Robin Van Persie simply loves the club. And he has hailed the forward as one of the world’s greatest strikers. Gunners skipper RVP led AW’s troops to a magnificent, glorious and resplendent hammering of the team that dare not speak its name at the Emirates yesterday to boost our chances of snatching a top four spot and in so doing claim a Champions League place.
And the Dutch master, who will turn out for Holland against England at Wembley on Wednesday night, led by example in the 5-2 drubbing of the N17 ne’erdowells with a wonderful left-footed thunderbolt that curled past the despairing clutches of Brad Friedel. Oh, boy, what a sight! (I’m enjoying this).
Spaniard Arteta, who provided superb midfield service yesterday along with Yossi, Alex Song and Tomas Rosicky, is full of praise for Captain Fantastic.
He said: “He is unbelievable, his natural talent is up there with the best in the world, his creativity, his finishing, the way he trains is absolutely fantastic. He gives 100 per cent and loves this club, everything he says and does it means a lot to him.
“Everybody knows that Robin isn’t loud or anything like that but he leads by example. And that is much better than talking too much and then not being able to do what you need to do. Sometimes he takes responsibility and is really hard on himself, for me Robin is 10 out of 10 for everything that I have seen.”
Love this club, eh? let’s hope that’s a hint that the skipper signs a new deal…
Well, RVP says he will wait until the end of the season before discussing a new contract with Arsenal.
His current deal expires in 2013 and he has explained that Arsenal’s schedule does not allow time for negotiations.
“There have been a lot of stories, generally contradictory ones, about my contract situation recently so I’d like to make it clear,” he said. “There’s nothing complicated or sinister – the Club and I have both agreed to speak at the end of the season and see how things stand. The boss, Ivan Gazidis and I are all comfortable with it.
“I need all my focus to be on football – on captaining this team, improving every day, doing extra work on the training pitch and preparing for the very busy schedule of fixtures we have.
“If I look down the list, there’s not much time to sit down and think about anything else! For me, this is a time to play football and not speak about personal things. All of my energy needs to go on getting this team where we want it to be this season.”

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