Arsene Wenger congratulates ‘record-breaker’ Van Persie

Robin Van Persie cheekily dinked his penalty over Wayne Hennessey in Arsenal’s win over Wolves last night, and in doing so he equalled Ian Wright’s record of scoring against 17 Premiership teams in a season (out of 20).

Arsene Wenger couldn’t help but congratulate his amazing captain but rued the fact that he couldn’t beat the record by scoring against Man City last weekend.

Van Persie had gone an unlikely four games in a row without scoring, and Wenger was pleased that the Dutchman didn’t let his goal drought (!!) worry him.

Wenger MUST win a trophy this season or gain unwanted all-time record!

Arsenal fans are obviously not very happy that the Gunners haven’t won a trophy since Arsene Wenger’s super-successful first seven years in charge of the club.

In those early years Wenger broke many records and ended up as Arsenal’s most succesful manager ever, including the incredible Invincibles season, but now after another seven years he is in serious danger of becoming Arsenal’s least successful manager as well!

Many, many years ago (between 1908 and 1915 in fact) there was an Arsenal manager called George Morrell who managed to set a record of being in charge for 7 years and 75 days without winning a trophy of any kind.

Wenger confirms that The Ox will play against Aston Villa (and he wants to win the FA Cup!)

Arsene Wenger has today confirmed that there is nothing wrong with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s calf (although the Arsenal boss still insists that he was suffering from fatigue when he took him off last week) and the 18 year-old will definitely be playing a part in this weekends FA Cup match against Aston Villa.

Wenger said: “He is alright, it was just fatigue. His calf was not gone or anything like that, he just started to tire a little bit. It is normal for a guy who plays a game at that intensity. But health-wise he has no problem. He will be involved on Sunday.”

Wenger – My motivation is to beat Alex Ferguson on Sunday!

Arsene Wenger has had 15 years of competing against Sir Alex Ferguson for every trophy on offer in England, and he admits that he just loves it when Arsenal beat Man Utd.

Tomorrows game at the Emirates is perhaps just as important for the Gunners as when Wenger and Ferguson dominated the Premier League, as a win for Arsenal could give them the impetus and confidence to fight on for a Champions League place.

RVP Is Proud But Still Has Work To Do. Will He Break The Record?

Arsenal’s Dutch striker Robin van Persie has went up to 34 goals so far in the 2011 year, and still has two matches to improve his standings. In 2004 the Gunner legend Thierry Henry scored the same number of goals becoming the second best goal scorer in only one season after Shearer.

Now Robin is enthusiastic about matched Henry’s performances saying that he’s really proud.

“It is a big honour to equal Thierry’s record because he is probably the best player Arsenal ever had.

“To achieve what he did in a year is really special. It makes me proud.

Arsenal Match Got Postponed And Did RVP’s Dreams

Arsenal’s Boxing Day Match has been pushed up on the 27th after threats of a possible London Underground strike, so the match against Wolverhampton will have to wait for another day, leaving the Gunners with only 3 days to recover and prepare for the Queen Parks Rangers match from the 31st.

A statement on the official website read:

“As a result of the proposed industrial action on London Underground on Monday, December 26, our home Premier League match against Wolverhampton Wanderers, originally planned for Boxing Day, has been postponed.”

RVP Refuses Wenger Plea. Will He Break The Record?

Arsenal’s Dutch striker Robin Van Persie is raring to go against Aston Villa and refuses to be rested in the attempt to break Alan Shearer’s record of 35 goals in one single year of Premiership football. The Dutchman has 33 goals so far in 2011 and needs another 4 to break the record, but only has 3 games to get them

“We are a team who wants to respond quickly now and keep our spirit and determination,” said Wenger. “Then we have a bright future, but it’s important that if we keep that spirit and determination we can go from strength to strength.

Van Persie within reaching distance of Shearer’s record

Arsenal’s Dutch striker Robin Van Persie is managed to score again today against Wigan Athletic taking his grand total of the year to 32 goals.

The Dutchman scored after an excellent action by fellow forward Theo Walcott who managed to break one on one with the goalkeeper and then saw Robin with an excellent ball into space and Premiership’s top scorer only had to push the ball into the net.

Thierry Henry also got within touching distance of the record in 2004 with a total of 34 goals, but fell short of becoming the most prolific striker in Premiership’s history.