Robin van Persie, “We have to put something right from last year”
Written by Renzo on November 4, 2011 23:00
If Arsenal are to beat West Bromwich Albion tomorrow afternoon they have to perform better than they did last season, according to Robin van Persie.
Speaking to the Official Matchday Programme ahead of the game, the striker declared that last season’s game at the Emirates Stadium was one to forget as the players switched off, something that they simply cannot afford to do and cannot accept when they host Roy Hodgson’s side, tomorrow afternoon, in the English Premier League.
On how strong the domestic league is, the 28-year old explained that all teams are dangerous and should not be underestimated as ultimately, England’s is the best league in Europe.
van Persie concluded by saying that what is important for the Gunners is to get all three points to make up for last season’s poor performance and to also keep their unbeaten run going with Arsene Wenger’s chasing their seventh consecutive positive result.
Ahead of tomorrow’s game, the Dutchman said:
We lost to West Brom here last season and we must admit that we switched off that day.
We can not accept that though, so we must not allow it to happen this time. We must learn big-time from that experience.
There’s not one team in this league that you can underestimate. All of them have earned their stripes to be here, and this is the best league in Europe.
So there is no excuse whatsoever to go into this game with any different feeling, especially after what happened last year.
They were 3-0 up and had missed a penalty – at Emirates that is just not acceptable – so we have to learn from that.
So this game is a big one – we have to put something right from last year, and we also have to keep our run going.