The last time I wrote a piece about Arsenal getting a boost from some of our rivals´players being out through injury, someone took a real exception to it and claimed I should not revel in any player´s misfortune. I can understand that but I want Arsenal to win and anything that helps that is good news in my book.
And we have more than our fair share of injury problems and have done all season. Do you really think that Man United fans would not like it if Alexis Sanchez had to miss the FA cup game at Old Trafford? As I remember it they gloried in the fact that McNair had put Jack Wilshere out of action earlier this season.
So I have no qualms in reporting with glee that Robin van Persie will miss the FA cup game against us after picking up his own ankle injury. Do I feel sorry for him? Not a jot. The only thing concerning me is that RVP is the only United player likely to miss the game.
But he could be a significant absentee because despite his poor form, the Dutchman is clearly van Gaal´s main man up front as only David De Gea has started and played more games. He is also their top scorer with 10 goals and has hurt us before since he left to sign for United. Now it is up to Arsenal to make the most of his absence. Let´s just hope that Falcao does not step up!