Sunday, 12 February 2012

Van Persie has lost it and should be sold

Robin van Persie's head has clearly been turned by the interest from Real Madrid as his performance in yesterday's match against Sunderland and it is time for Arsenal to cut their losses and sell him to the highest bidder.

No? Not with me on this one? Well, how about this...

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has shown some flashes of brilliance in the few matches he's played for Arsenal so far but yesterday against Sunderland he was poor. He's looked promising but yesterday's inept performance showed that he's inconsistent and we'd do well to sell him now while his stock is high.

Still not with me? How about this...

Theo Walcott was outstanding last week against Blackburn but yesterday against Sunderland he showed his real 'quality' and it's time he went.

I bet that last one has got a few more people agreeing with me. I'm not a Theo apologist - I'm as aware of his strengths and weaknesses as anyone else - but give the guy a chance. The truth is that all of Arsenal's front three were ineffective against Sunderland. Despite playing 120 minutes in midweek, they were fired up and full of confidence thanks to an excellent run of results and ran like demons for 65 minutes, closing Arsenal's attacking players down with superhuman effort. So why pick on Theo? Arsenal fans should support their players. Getting on their backs won't help them play better.

Now that I've got that off my chest, it's time to talk about Thierry Henry - one player no Arsenal fan surely wants to see leave. A few fans questioned the decision to bring him back (never go back, etc., blah, blah, blah), but Arsene Wenger's decision to bring him back to the club he loves has been full justified.

In his short second spell he has made six substitute appearance and scored three goals - a pretty impressive return for someone who is supposedly past it. And what important goals...

His first was the winner against Leeds in the FA Cup; his second was a seemingly unimportant one against Blackburn when were already 6-1 up (but we are now in the top four on goals scored and who knows how important goal difference will be at the end of the season); and his third won us the Premier League match against Sunderland in the last minute.

A lot of fans have said on Twitter and on blogs that they were in tears when he scored, and I was close to that myself. I will be very sad to see him go to say the least.

Au revoir Thierry. You've proved again that class is permanent. It's time that bronze statute of you outside the ground was upgraded to a gold one!

(Picture courtesy Ronnie McDonald)

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  1. You are a sick head, why will you suggest Van persie and chamberlain be sold now when we done ave good replacement for them,the only one who needs to be sold out is you fucking WALCOTT that guys pisses us off,i dont know why he keeps playing,he should be coming of bench when gervinoh comes back.ASS HOLE

    1. Hi schoolboy, thanks for leaving a comment. I wasn't seriously suggesting that RVP and AOC should be sold - I was being sarcastic. The point I was trying to make is that all of Arsenal's forwards were ineffective against Sunderland due to the opposition's tactics, yet while everyone is willing to forgive PVP and AOC, they all jump on Theo's back after one poor match. Which you have again proved.