Robin van Persie on the Spurs defeat, bouncing back and his future
Written by Renzo on October 10, 2011 23:00
Arsenal striker Robin van Persie confessed that there is a negative feeling after the North London Derby defeat but also that the Gunners can bounce back and get back on winning terms.
Speaking to the Sunday Mirror. the Dutchman explained that the difference between winning and losing is very slim as the White Hart Lane game demonstrated, a game that the Gunners could have won had they taken their chances, reason why, according to the striker, it is not yet time to push the panic button.
The 28-year old also declared that the start of the season has not been a good one for Arsene Wenger’s men but also that it’s now up to the players and the staff to bounce back and start delivering on the pitch.
Asked about rumours linking him with Manchester City in the January transfer window, the Dutchman said that he will not make any statements over his future as his objective is to do well for Arsenal and continue his mission that started eight seasons ago.
On Spurs and his future, van Persie said:
I have every trust in the things we are doing within the club. There is only a fine line between winning and losing.
Just look at our last match against Spurs. We could have won that game with the chances we had. There is no need to panic for anyone.
Our start is not good. I would have felt better if we had won the derby. We didn’t and right now there is a negative feeling. But I assure you, it is not all that negative.
It is up to us, players and staff, to sort it out on the pitch. [My future?] I am not going to make any statements about my future. Not now, not for a while.
I’ve been at Arsenal eight years and that is quite extraordinary these days. Which is why I treasure this. What my future will bring, nobody knows.
I can understand people are curious, but I am just dedicated to everything at Arsenal right now.