Hello Robin, nice to see you my old Dutch!

Could it be that we are to see Robin Van Persie back in action for the glorious Gunners before the end of the season? Well, that’s the claim in this morning’s papers with the Daily Mirror suggesting that RVP is on course to give our ‘title push a massive boost’ by returning for the last six games of the season.
The paper says Arsene Wenger had feared he would not see the Dutch striker again this term after the ankle ligament injury he sustained in a friendly with Italy in November. And it reminds us that RVP’s emergency dash to see controversial Serbian horse placenta doctor Marianna Kovacevic failed to work the magic the striker wanted.
But now Holland boss Bert Van Marwijk has revealed Van Persie could be back for the Gunners within six weeks. Van Marwijk said: “I spoke to Robin on the phone last week and he is improving all the time and feeling better. You can hear it in his voice that he feels he is improving. I hope that he will play at the beginning of April and he feels this is maybe possible. He is a very important player for me so it is very important for me that he is fit.”
Elsewhere there are AW quotes doing the rounds from an interview with the Arsenal mag in which he talks about the title push. The Mail carries them this morning: ‘There are three clubs in the fight for the championship – when you see how much money the others have invested, we have not to be ashamed. There are two main trophies in our job – the Champions League and the Premier League; today, we can still win them both.
‘In addition, the club is in a healthy situation and we have a fantastic young side. If that is still not enough, I can understand, but we are fighting very hard to deliver. I believe that Arsenal fans can be very proud of their club, and that is at least what we try to give them – pride.’
Wenger added: ‘We were all bitterly disappointed against Manchester United and Chelsea, but at the end of the day, we had the sprit to respond. If we had just drawn both of those games, we would be in an unbelievable position, so we are very close – let’s give everything in the final games and we will see.
‘Regardless of outside perceptions, we share a great optimism here about the season,’ he said. ‘What other people think is less important – what happens here is the deciding factor, along with how much belief we put into our game. We are in a fantastic position and it is now about how we turn it our way.
‘The mathematics are easy – we just have to win our games. In the position we are in, we do not need to calculate – the best way is to win one game, and then win the next one.’
Looking the game at Stoke on Saturday and the paper says Abou Diaby (knee), William Gallas (calf), Andrey Arshavin and Eduardo (both hamstring) are fighting to be fit for the late kick-off at the Britannia.
The same paper says Ingolfur Sigurdsson could be making his way to us after the 17-year-old impressed during a trial. The Icelandic winger, who plays for KR Reykjavik, spent a week at our Hertfordshire training facility but has now returned to Iceland. The technically-gifted midfielder scored in appearance for the Under 16’s on Saturday, reports the paper.
Don’t forget to check out the site tomorrow when FTK will reveal the design for the new away shirt for next season.
 

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