In case you have missed the standard media frenzy on the back pages of the tabloids, here is some football news for you: despite heading home early from the Euros with Holland, Arsenal striker, Robin van Persie, is yet to sign a new deal with the Gunners.
Leaving aside stats regarding RVP’s dodgy injury record, let us just say straight off that this is understandably a slight point of worry for Arsenal fans.
However, the fact that manager, Arsene Wenger, seems to have learned from his dramatic and slightly ill-judged last minute supermarket sweep-style dash, last season, where only the signing of Mikel Arteta can be judged a success, can only be viewed in a positive light by Gunners fans.
Having already signed Germany’s Lukas Poldoski from Cologne, and appearing to have a deal in place with the talented Giroud, who helped his team win the championship, last season, Wenger is clearly looking to send out a message to opposition fans that Arsenal under his reign are not actually a bunch of has-beens.
If the other signings Wenger has been talking about are also snapped up sooner, rather than later, the club’s chances of keeping hold of Robin van Persie will only increase, proving to those clubs in and around them in the Premier League that they are going firmly in the right direction.
Whatever happens, the 2012/2013 season is going to be a vitally important one for the club, and Wenger, in particular, as he finally looks to restore his tarnished reputation that has taken such a heavy beating over the last few years.
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