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  • Govinda Govinda Apr 26, 2013 08:35 Flag

    On The Dutch Persona Non Grata...

    I don't know what you are talking about? At Feyenoord and in Holland he was always recognized for amazing talent that he is. He might have had his run ins with Van Marwijk but that was due to his young age and due to Van Marwijk just as much. If you look at his injuries during his time at Arsenal you will see that they were mostly impact injuries. That's why SAF knew he wasn't taking much of a risk.

    It is unlikely, highly unlikely, that Arsenal will win either the PL or the CL in the next 5-10 years and at 29 and no trophies to show for it I know many Arsenal fans who understand he left when he was told of Wenger's immediate plans.

    The reason this club is in it's current predicament is because fans like you refuse to put the blame where it belongs, with the manager and the owner.

    Are you angry because no world class players want to come to Arsenal? Are you angry because now even average players like Jovetic only will consider coming to Arsenal if we can guarantee CL football? RVP didn't screw us around like Cesc did, making eyes to Barca for his last 3 seasons with us. And Cesc had plenty of career left to be able to stay a few more years with us.

    RVP was not the first to leave as a result of the lack of ambition and ability of both manager and club and he won't be the last.

    Let's be great full he single handily got us to 3rd last season and hope we qualify for CL football and can sign some good but average players.

    World class players like Goetze and Falaco have long been out of our reach. And now it seems even 15 mill for a good keeper is out of our reach.

    Let's just be greatfull Arsenal fans and appreciative that we have had the pleasure to have the best PL player play for us until he was 29. It will be a long long time before we again will be able to say we have the best PL in our squad.

    It is petty and wrong to vent on RVP for what should be recognized as the faults of the manager and the owner in the making for years.

    PS We Aresnal fans would do a lot better to try to get Usmanov involved through protests etc than to waste our energy on players who have left us.

    Wenger Out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Kroenke out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 300 million to rebuild!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • Great post Mar, and you make a great point about Cesc.

      When you consider all the players that have left in their prime (even Vieira and Henry were 28), or in Cesc, Nasri's et al case, well before their prime, its pretty obvious why RVP, 'the last man standing', is getting the brunt of it...

      Its the FINAL nail in the coffin, confirmation....its OVER.

      I dont blame people for being upset he joined United. Its a reminder of how far you've fallen, forget being our rivals, even clueless Spurs smell blood now. Look how happy he is at United, its the perfect club for him, players on his level, with his winning mentality. Fergie is already calling him our modern day Cantona, and the fans are not just reciprocating the sentiment, but its helping to ease their (and Fergie's) misguided view on the fat, slow and overpaid Rooney, who we finally now see getting dropped and subbed more.

      At United we were all starting to like Wenger, my mum even commented on how she 'felt sorry for him these days because he is a good coach, just not great'.....but he deserves a trophy outside Old Trafford for giving us RVP!

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      • I like Wenger and I feel bad for Wenger. He should have been protected against himself. If he had left 5 years ago when the game started to pass him by, he would have left a great legacy. In stead he has been kept around and as a result has destroyed his legacy. This is a shame.

        He now resorts to terribly poor attempts of manipulation of the dumb fans like Flabongras. This morning I had to laugh out-loud when I read he said he was worried about Chelsea's summer plans. As if we compete with Chelsea!!! That's what he wants fans to think. But the truth is our highest paid player probably earns less than half of Chelsea's highest paid player. We don't compete with Chelsea for players it is as simple as that and for him to try to suggest that is a joke. If he wants to pretend to compete with Chelsea for players he should start paying 250k a week and this won't happen anytime soon.

    • 'If you look at his injuries during his time at Arsenal you will see that they were mostly impact injuries. That's why SAF knew he wasn't taking much of a risk.'

      Writes Govinda, who literally SCREAMED for the club to sell RVP as he was.... 'injury prone'.

      You couldn't make it up.

    • 'PS We Aresnal fans would do a lot better to try to get Usmanov involved through protests etc than to waste our energy on players who have left us.

      Wenger Out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Kroenke out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 300 million to rebuild!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!'

      Erm......I think you'll find your latest messiah Usmanov has given Wenger......his FULL backing.

      DOH!!

      PMSL