The reason is quite obvious; Van Persie was injured and out for about six months, we kept faith in him and did not think of an immediate replacement, during the said period our Barca jewel shone brightly. Although he made use of the physio's injury manual on a regular basis. Oh! The meeting point wasn't to be, no thanks to that spanish idiot (Puyol) who broke our skipper's leg via a needless tackle to ensure a reunion between our Barca baby and Rvp at White Hart Lane, and painfully on that fateful day didn't go as planned.
Anyway Cesc and Van Persie are back in training and that's the talking point. The Boss duly recognised their position and importance to the team by giving them an extended break - talk of preferential treatment.
Well, majority of Cesc's friends at Camp Nou returned to training a couple of weeks after observing their World Cup celebration, but the 23-year-old I hear needed some quality time to clear his head. Everything being equal, I expect them especially Cesc to denounce Barcelona today if possible now! Because it's only a matter of time before some bigwigs from Spain come knocking on Arséne Wenger's door; this time they'll be talking of a loan deal for Rvp and Chamakh.
In the meantime, the pair are expected to train under the watchful eyes of an estimated crowd of 10,000 Gooners during today's Club Members Day event.