Robin van Persie explains what went wrong this season, praises the fans
Written by Renzo on May 17, 2011 4:30
Arsenal striker Robin van Persie admitted last Sunday’s defeat against Aston Villa was not how the Gunners wanted to end the season at home.
Speaking to Arsenal TV Online, the Dutchman explained that it is now difficult for the Gunners to finish third as Manchester City have a good opportunity to relegate them to fourth. On what went wrong this season, the 27-year old declared a “loads of things” went wrong especially the fact that the Gunners have not been consistent enough.
Asked about the home support, the striker replied by saying the fans have been tremendous all season, regardless of the competition, adding that he is proud to be a Gunner and proud to have them as his fans.
On next season, van Persie concluded by saying that the Gunners will be back stronger as everyone will start from scratch and it will be their chance to finally end their six-year trophyless crisis.
After the Aston Villa 1-2 defeat, he said:
No, [that's not the way we wanted to end the season at home], not at all. Disappointing result, now it’s going to be difficult to become third but we have one game and we need to win that one to at least have a chance.
[What went wrong?] Loads of things, not consistent enough. It’s quite difficult to actually speak about it now, straight after the game.
[The supporters] have been great all season, every single game, Carling Cup games, F.A. Cup, Champions League, they’ve been supporting us tremendously, I’m really proud to be a Gunner and really proud to have them as our fans.
[Next season we will] definitely [come back stronger]. We need to try at least, everyone starts from scratch, we have a chance, it’s up to us to prove it.