Robin van Persie surprised with goal, committed to Arsenal, praises Ryo Miyaichi
Written by Renzo on October 18, 2011 4:45
Yet again, Arsenal striker Robin van Persie was the hero for the Gunners as he scored both goals, on Sunday, against Sunderland.
Speaking before and after the 2-1 win, the Dutchman wanted to clarify his position as he rubbished rumours that he is unhappy in London and wants to move out during the January transfer window with the striker saying that as captain and as player he is committed to Arsenal and therefore fans should not be worried about false speculation.
Asked about his first goal against the Black Cats, Arsenal’s fastest recorded Premier League goal, the 28-year old confessed that he didn’t know that it arrived so early in the game with the Dutchman again scoring with the right foot.
And on winger Ryo Miyaichi, van Persie said last month before the Carling Cup against Shrewsbury that the Japanese is a fantastic guy, is one who is enjoying life at Arsenal and one set to have a long and successful career at the Club.
Before and after Sunderland, the captain said:
I want to say something about my commitment to Arsenal because there have been many stories in the media lately.
I am committed to Arsenal, and that’s how it is, despite people [in the media] making up stories. For example, they said I was selling my house, but that’s nothing recent, I moved house last year.
I see stories which make me laugh, but I can see how frustrating it is from the fans’ point of view. But I am committed to Arsenal. I am captain, and fans should not believe everything they read.
As for that house story, the house has been for sale for a while, but I’m not living on the streets or anything, I have found a really nice house, and yes, it’s in London!
So I want to put that straight, I am committed, and I will show that on the pitch.
[My first goal?] I guess it was my first touch. I was a bit surprised as well, but it was a really good pass from Gervinho.
I took a good touch with my left foot and it went in. But I didn’t know it was such a quick goal. How long was it?
I like Ryo so much. I think he is a fantastic guy. If you see how he plays and just look at his body language, everything tells you he is having fun.
He loves life, loves playing football and is just a good kid. I am 100 per cent sure he will have a nice, long career at Arsenal because he has everything in him to be a fans’ favourite.
He is a positive guy, he wants to work, has good technique, he can dribble and has everything that a fan is looking for. I am really looking forward to seeing him play [in the Carling Cup against Shrewsbury].