Thursday, May 30, 2024

Van Persie set for tough City challenge

Robin van Persie believes Man City are ‘the team to beat’ in the Premier League this season but also that Arsenal have shown they have the ability to win anywhere.

Speaking to Arsenal Player ahead of Sunday’s game at Middle Eastlands, van Persie said, “Man City are the team to beat, although they did lose against Chelsea. They have a strong team, everybody knows that, with a few good players in midfield and attack. Defensively they are strong as well so they are just a world-class team.

“It’s going to be a big test but we have played against world-class sides before – nobody really expected us to beat Chelsea 5-3 away, but we did it. I don’t see why we can’t surprise again, we’re having a good run, everybody is confident and believes in themselves. The spirit is as high as it can get.”

And although the team have been performing well since that start to the season (words which should be accompanied by a suspenseful background noise) the captain isn’t yet content and has urged his teammates to do more.

“We should have higher expectations every week”, he said, “but for now because we have only played 15 games in the league we are not even halfway.

“I don’t think it’s clever to be excited by fourth, fifth, sixth or whatever. This is not now, we still have to play many games. We need to make sure that we’re surprising people with our results.”

And such is the measure of the team’s progression in recent weeks that a good result on Sunday wouldn’t even be a surprise. And with van Persie closing in Stampy Elbowy Geordie Bloke’s record for most goals scored in a calendar year, they’ve got just the man to fire them to three points.

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Jasonissimo

Come on Robin!

the only sam is nelson

Given the number of goals Citeh have been scoring + our away games being goal-fests, this has 0-0 written all over it

only kidding, we’re gonna thrash the spoilt little rich kids 5-0.

cannot fucking wait, first away day in a while for me heheh

Arsenal

Gonna be very very exciting. If we win we’ll split the title race so wide open to the point that *gasp* spuds can even win *surely not, dad find me the betting odds*

if we play in second gear and just been purring results out nicely for the past couple weeks we’ll probably at least draw, if we show up energetically like we did against chelsea a win is definitely on the cards

the only sam is nelson

Sp*rs in the title race? bwahahahahahahahaha altho I suppose mafia bosses manage their criminal enterprises from prison so perhaps ‘arry will also be able to phone the team through to joe jordan every friday. should the poor twitcher be sent down for tax evasion, which of course would represent a footballing tragedy on a par with lasagne-gate even if ‘arry lubes up and escapes the long arm of the law, sp*rs will choke and fall back down the table. modric will again start agitating for a big money move, gallas and adebayor will inevitably start to behave like the cocks… Read more »

Steve

THE SPUDS WILL WIN NOTHING!!!!

dmcle

Again.

Cromulus

They’ll win the Europa League! Oh, wait…

Thorough

Even if we win 3-0 again I will still be unhappy…was really looking forward to a Clichy own-goal to make it 4. COYG.

Steve

Some people are just never happy….

Nubbles

Time to show the biggest cunt in the world, Na$ri, what he is missing out on.

rahulv

Why is it that everyone says ‘no one expected that we will beat them’, whenever we beat a good team. Come on now, it’s getting irritating.

Comedian

We waited together for the cowards to come
Outsponsored and outoiled but we wouldn’t run
No mercy, no quarter
They’ll pay for their sins
Now lower the canons the battle begins.

COYG!!!

aditya swarup

I am copying your poem as my Facebook status. That was one hell of a composition man. Cheers!!!!

Comedian

Ahh dont credit me i just edited the second line but its fuckin good song though.

Padwoir

The phrase, quitting whilst your ahead springs to mind there bud.

Gutbukkit Deffrolla

Man City outoiled us? The greasy bastards.

However, if we’re only pinching other people’s poems to change the second line then I would go with…

We waited together for the cowards to come
Outsponsored, outspent, but we wouldn’t run
No mercy, no quarter
They’ll pay for their sins
Now lower the canons the battle begins.

Cygan's Left Foot

Arsenal Fabianski, Sagna, Squillaci, Djourou, Clichy, Fabregas, Nasri, Denilson, Song, Arshavin, Chamakh. Substitutes Szczesny, Koscielny, Eboue, Gibbs, Rosicky, Walcott, Bendtner. Man City Hart, Richards, Kompnay, Boateng, Boyatared, Miliner, Barry, Silva, De Jong, Yaya, Tevez Substitutes Given, Bridge, Lescott, A Johnson, Vieira, Adebayor, Balotelli This is the teams for last year, now I know their defense is a little better but with no Tevez their strike force is a lot less dangerous, the rest more or less the same team. as for our defense BFG v Squiliaci?, TV V Clichy?, Kos VS DJ? ok our right back is DJ this time… Read more »

SmokingGunner

RVP has more class than a teacher in a south London state school

TheTotas

I love how everyone is so confident that we’ll get a result away against city. Just a few weeks ago so many would have bombarded us here saying how everything was hopeless and blah blah blah blah.

Oh how much has changed.
I am simply loving it
And I’m thinking Sunday will be a glorious day

kunzeboom

it’s fucking brilliant, isn’t it? and no matter how hard you try not getting carried away, you just can’t help the feeling that we’re gonna give them a proper hiding…

Witoldo

City will be up for this one. Going to be tough sledding to get even a point.

Gutbukkit Deffrolla

Yes, but isn’t it exciting to know that we just might get that point, and with a little luck might even go all the way and take 3 points?

Whatever the result, if the team play with the strength and togetherness they’ve built up this season then we will be able to walk away from the game with heads held high.

Voldermort

Really wanted to go this one had the tickets but just can’t make it. Just hope we show the lesbian faced reserve what it is to be a proper club that has history and tradition all the things that Money can’t buy.
Want this so bad for so many reasons defeat just ain’t gonna happen. Coyg

Gutbukkit Deffrolla

If he didn’t learn that while he was with us then he is too stupid to learn it now. Best if we just Frimpong him.

MJB

Seriously, I dreamt Wednesday night that we beat citeh 4-1. I woke up bemused yet incredibly chuffed and confident. I feel 90% positive the Arsenal will win.

I’m going for 3-1 to The Arsenal.

COYG!

Tino

Remember our reserves dominated what was pretty much their first team + nasri. Looking forward to this one

[…] Yet there’s no resting on laurels and the focus remains. Speaking ahead of this game, Robin van Persie said: We should have higher expectations every week, but for now because we have only played 15 games in […]

SZCZ

Chim chimeny,
Chim chimeny,
Chim chim cherench,
Who needs Na$ri, he’s got nothing on DENCH

Chim chimeny,
Chim chimeny,
Chim chim cherench,
Who needs Na$ri, he just sits on the BENCH

CAGooner

Well, last week everyone was a Chelsea fan. This week everyone will be an Arsenal fan!

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