van Persie: What Arsenal have to do to finally win a trophy
Written by Renzo on July 15, 2011 22:30
Arsenal striker Robin van Persie was honest enough to admit that the Gunners should speak less about winning the title and focus on improving their game.
Asked about what they need to do to end their six-year trophyless crisis, the Dutchman told Arsenal Player that they should play better especially after December, a vital period in the season in which everything is decided in respect to who will go on and win trophies.
The 27-year old continued by saying that he has no idea why the Gunners fail to deliver in the last three months of the season adding that it’s important for the squad to play better as a unit and win difficult games.
Going back to last season, van Persie concluded by saying that the Gunners cannot afford to give away cheap points as they did away at Bolton and if they manage to rectify the problem then they will have a chance to finally win the English Premier League.
On Friday, the striker said:
I think we should play better basically, from January, February, end of February maybe because that’s when we can win trophies, that’s the main thing.
We need to stay up until that period, stay together and then from that moment we should actually grow, be stronger as a team which we didn’t really do in the last couple of years because if you look back at the last couple of years you see that we dropped our level from that period.
And that’s just vital because February, March, it’s basically when it’s game on.
I don’t really know why, I think it’s for all of us quite important to give everything from that period until the end of the season, it’s vital, it’s very important that we play better as a team and win hard games as well.
That’s just missing because we just gave points away very cheaply in away games against Bolton, for example and that was in March, April. Hopefully we will find a way to change that. If so, I do believe that we have a chance.
But based on the last couple of years I don’t really think that it’s honest to speak about titles or whatsoever, we should just look at ourselves and improve where we can.