RVP backing Gunners to recover

BY foxsports • October 9, 2011

Arsene Wenger's side endured a summer of turmoil with the departures of key midfielders Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri to Barcelona and Manchester City, respectively. And they have struggled for form on the field too, with just seven points garnered from their opening seven fixtures in the Premier League to sit 15th in the table. An 8-2 drubbing at Manchester United was followed by an embarrassing 4-3 reverse at Blackburn and in their last outing the Gunners suffered a 2-1 reverse at the hands of local rivals Tottenham. But captain Van Persie insists there is no need to panic and is confident Wenger and his players can get back to winning ways soon. "I have every trust in the things we are doing within the club," he told the Sunday Mirror. "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." Van Persie's own future remains the subject of much speculation, with the Holland international reiterating that he is not looking too far ahead at present. He added: "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."


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