Arsenal’s captain (and superhuman goalscorer) Robin Van Persie is under no illusions that it will be easy for the Gunners to beat their arch-rival’s Tottenham on Sunday, but he is certain that nothing less than all three points will do for Arsenal.
He said: “What better way to set things straight again than to beat Spurs?
“I’d rather be playing them now than on any other day, and we know that a win is absolutely vital.
“I don’t think anybody would deny that Spurs have a really good side – and they’ve added consistency this season.
“They’re winning the tougher games and, as a result, have made that next step towards the top teams.
“Spurs have invested a lot of money over the past few years, and when you look at the figures it’s reflected in their league position.
“Quality players like Van der Vaart, Adebayor, Bale, Modric and Lennon will win you games when the going gets difficult – any one of them can step up and make the difference at a given time.”
“They’re above us for the first time in many years but it’s in our hands to change the way things are going, win the game and start moving closer to them,” the Gunners captain continued.
“A draw will not be a good result for us, either in our bid to catch up with Spurs or in our efforts to fight off our other challengers for a Champions League place.”
Okay well just about every Arsenal player has come out and publicly said how important it is to win this game, now it’s time to walk the walk!