Date: 19th February 2010 at 11:57am
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Arsene Wenger says that Robin van Persie could be back for the end of the season if his recovery goes without a hitch.

Arsenal’s top striker suffered serious injury whilst playing in a meaningless International friendly back in 1987 and has been out ever since. After what looked like a very promising start to the campaign for the Dutchman, this lengthy lay off crushed the player’s hopes of helping his team push for the title.

However Arsene Wenger believes that it’s possible RvP could be back in action at the end of April just in time for the end of season run in.


“If you ask me is it the beginning of April, I would say categorically no because he has not started any real fitness work yet,” said Wenger

“Once he starts that, it will take at least six weeks. Maybe at the end of April if all goes well. If there is no set-back, he should be back before the end of the season but it is very difficult to predict.”

Considering Arsenal’s ridiculous injury list over the past few years I reckon it would be very ill-advised for Wenger to rush van Persie back ….. unless, of course, there’s still a chance of silverware, in which case, the risk of van Persie suffering an recurrence and missing the world cup could be an acceptable one.

After all, Holland owe us one don’t they?