Difference of Opinion: How long is Arsenal’s Robin van Persire out for?

“The prognosis is that I will be out for four to six weeks.” – Robin van Persie.

“It does not look too good, as the ankle ligaments are definitely torn. After the match our medical staff did not mention a break in the bone, but the doctors will be able to tell us for sure. It does not look too good.” – a statement from the Dutch FA.

“The Dutchman is now a doubt for two Champions League group matches next month, a Carling Cup quarter-final away to Manchester City three days after the Chelsea game, and five further Premier League matches, including the club’s trip to face Liverpool at Anfield on 13 December.” – John Nisbit, The Independent.

“Arsene Wenger’s worst fears were realised last night as it was confirmed Robin van Persie has torn ankle ligaments. Arsenal’s star striker could now be out for the ENTIRE season.” – Dean Jones, The Sun.

“Robin van Persie has dealt Arsenal’s title hopes a huge blow after being ruled out for up to three months.” – John Cross, The Mirror.

“Robin van Persie will be out until at least February after tearing ankle ligaments over the weekend.” – Duncan Wright, The Star.


Video footage of Robin van Persie’s injury can be seen here.