Sunday, November 15, 2009
This is Why Arsene Wenger Hates International Friendlies
According to Soccernet.com, Robin van Persie will be sidelined for months after damaging ankle ligaments while playing for Holland in an international friendly. Arsenal's leading scorer this season, with 8 goals overall and 4 in the last 4 games, van Persie was rounding into form as one of the most dangerous strikers in the Premiership. Capable not only of getting his own goals but of holding the ball and making goals for others, van Persie also has 8 assists so far this season. With Nicklas Bendtner out as well with a groin problem, Arsenal currently lack a central striker capable of taking down long balls and holding them. They may be forced to shift from the formation that has brought them so much offensive success during the early part of the current campaign. Meanwhile, the likes of Eduardo and Carlos Vela will have to step into the breach and raise their games.