Arsenal striker Robin van Persie has said that the club still miss the services of Samir Nasri and Cesc Fabregas. The club lost both these players in the summer transfer window for £ 25 million and £ 34 million respectively.
Even though Arsenal made huge amount of money from the sale of these players, they have invested only a small amount of it back into the team. As a result, they struggled big-time during the start of the campaign. It was also the time that suffered the massive 8-2 defeat at the hands of Manchester United at Old Trafford. Since then, they have recovered sufficiently in the league to climb up to a respectable fifth position, although this is some way off from their target of finishing in the top four.
Robin van Persie has conceded the fact that Arsenal do miss the presence of these players on the pitch because they can provide so much quality in terms of the service to the strikers. One of the main reasons for Arsenal to remain in the challenge for the top four position is Robin van Persie. He has scored 18 goals for Arsenal in the league alone this season. The return of Jack Wilshere, though, is expected to soften the blow of the lack of Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri.
“Every squad can use the likes of Samir and Cesc. We miss them but we have new players who are doing a terrific job. We’ve changed the way we play a bit and of course I am playing in a different role to previously,” said the Dutch striker. Arsenal will be taking on Manchester United during the weekend and will be hoping to avoid a repeat of the score earlier in the season. A revenge would be fantastic for Arsene Wenger.