Today we saw the return of the boy wonder. Robin Van Persie.
The whole team were excellent though and produced a fantastic display of total football against Reading. Arsenal seem to like playing against them, always playing great flowing football and entertaining us Gooner's.
I'm picking out Van Persie as today was the second FULL ninety minutes he has played in 15 months! An unbelievable stat and its show's the amount of time he has spent on the treatment table.
He is a very important player for us and although not on the score sheet today, he could have added maybe another 15-20 Premiership goal's for us. Let's not forget the goals we have missed that Eduardo would have scored as well.
I really feel that Van Persie could have made a difference to our Premiership title challenge this year. He couldn't help our, at times, shit defending, but today proved the difference from a half fit Van Persie and a fully fit one.
He was superb and it's obvious that his return has made us look more of a threat from set-pieces in recent matches.
His corner's cause havoc and as for his shooting from the dead ball: dangerous. He strikes the ball with that left peg so well. When we get a free-kick around the box now there's more expectation for a goal, just because of the way Van Persie hits it.
I hope he remains fit now. He has been unfortunate with injuries and could be become a liability for us if he keep's getting injured. He has the best left foot in the Premiership and the potential in my eyes to be a top three world-class striker. He just need's to remain free of injury to fulfil that potential.
The boy wonder is back. Lets hope it's for good and next season is a full one for the boy.
Keep it Goonerish.....