The striker is pivotal in Arsenal’s quest for some sort of silverware, and after being handed the captains armband permanently over the summer he has netted five times and has become Arsenal’s 17th player to reach 100 goals. If the Gunners want to rejuvinate their season, Van Persie needs to be fit for as long as possible, and his recent comments will be a major boost to Gooners alike.
He told Arsenal’s Official Matchday Programme:
I played 90 minutes in both international games, and I feel great.
I feel so fit these days, I recover well, don’t have any pain, and feel really good.
I’m enjoying it, playing all the games, doing all the training sessions. A couple of years ago, I had periods where I struggled to play two 90 minutes in a few days, but now I can do it, recover well, and for me it’s the best feeling for years.
I also love the fact that the international week is over on a Tuesday – it gives you an extra day, and with our game being on a Sunday, we have two extra days, so it should be like a normal week for us.