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Van Persie believes Arsenal will finish third in the Premier League

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By Andrew Tuft

Monday 02 April 2012

Arsenal captain Robin van Persie has said he believes the Gunners have what it takes to pip Tottenham Hotspur to third place in the Premier League and qualify directly for the Champions League group stages, ESPN has reported.

Prior to Saturday’s defeat by Queens Park Rangers Arsenal had won their last seven league games, taking them past Spurs in the race to finish third. But the two clubs are now level on 58 points, with Arsenal facing the difficult prospect of hosting Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.

Van Persie said: “We have seven more games to play and I believe we can come third. It won't be easy, everyone is fighting for every point.” Not only are Arsenal desirous of victory to pull away again from Tottenham, but Manchester City are in a battle with their local rivals Manchester United for the league crown.

Netherlands international van Persie has been in impressive form this season, scoring 33 goals in 41 games for Arsenal, although the 28-year-old has not found the back of the net in any of his last three club games, drawing blanks against Everton, Aston Villa and QPR.

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By Shola oladipo on 02 April 2012 at 15:54

It's fabulous

By Robert Garcia on 02 April 2012 at 14:50

no need to say that as we'll see what happens at the end of the season.. i indeed believe that arse will drop to 5th and either chelsea or newcastle will accompany Tottenham to the CL competition next year.

By Feenix on 02 April 2012 at 14:31

Yes Arsenal have had some luck ie. at Liverpool but they have played quite well in their run. Spurs have been unlucky because they have played very well but didn't get the results they desevered ie, at Chelsea they should have won and against Man Utd they should have won. Everton was another game they should have won as well. It's gonna be close but I still take Spurs to end up with third especially with the run in they have compared to Arsenals.

By Jay on 02 April 2012 at 13:55

As a realistic football fan (not mentioning who I support) I feel Spurs will get 3rd.......they have had there bad form and now with QPR, Blackburn, Bolton, Villa, Fulham, Sunderland and Norwich left I cant see them losing any of those. Arsenal have Chelsea and City......and with a bad run of form potentially about to begin I would worry more about the top 4 and stop worrying about spurs.....

By Sadi ajingi on 02 April 2012 at 13:51

I believe with rvp but make sure that, they did'nt play the way play with qpr.

By steve on 02 April 2012 at 13:09

I cant wait till Arsenal lose again on sunday against city lol, Arsenal have got very lucky of late and it was only a matter of time before their luck run out lol,, Arsenal mugs will come 5th wait and see.. COYS COYS.





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