Robin van Persie says he feels ‘personally responsible’ for Arsenal’s recent defeats and is determined to put things right today against Sp*rs.
The skipper has reacted to the defeats by Milan and Sunderland, putting Arsenal out of the FA Cup and with a mountain to climb in the Champions League.
Speaking to the
News of the World Sunday Sun, van Persie said, “We owe it to our manager and — even more — to our fans. It hurts that Arsene Wenger has had to suffer the criticism he has. It’s a collective sport and there are many reasons why we have not produced the results.
“The last couple of games have just not been good enough. And I personally feel responsible for this as the captain of the team.”
Which is great to hear but, while not wishing apportion blame, Robin references the fact this is a collective sport and as such everyone has had their part to play. However, if this has him up the team before today’s game then it’s hard to see any problem with it.
Having started the season badly, Arsenal are currently scrapping for a top four finish and currently lie 10 points behind the
old rivals outright cunts. Robin believes the form we showed from September to December can be replicated though.
“I honestly believe this team has quality and can finish strong. We have come back so strongly after a disappointing start. Believe me, that took massive strength of character.
“That needed a real belief that we could fight back and be up there for the final run-in… and we are.
“Now we need to do exactly the same again. I am sure we can.”
Taking three points today would be a massive start and let’s hope this is a case of words being backed up by actions. Robin needs his teammates to back him up in their performances on the pitch today.
Meanwhile, despite everybody knowing his contract talks are on hold until the summer, he has reiterated his stance, saying, “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.”
Nothing new, nothing to get alarmed about, and fingers crossed the skipper is personally responsible for cunting those cunts right in their cunts this afternoon.