Along with numerous other key games for Arsenal. The Dutchman’s injury problems have been severe this season and the Daily Telegraph report that the Gunners will be without their star striker for at least a month and probably more. Van Persie has made several ‘returns’ from injury this season, the latest being against Tottenham in the Carling Cup where the player was withdrawn at half-time with a thigh problem.
“Compared to last week we have Robin van Persie who is out for a few weeks,” said Arsene Wenger.
RVP therefore looks set to miss the Gunners’ Champions League matches against Milan on 20th February and 4th March, especially as his manager will be reluctant to rush him back after a campaign which started very brightly but is fast becoming blighted by injury. At least Eduardo is coming up trumps for the North London club, will he be their saviour against the European champions?