Metgod says Arsenal ace Van Persie primed for big World Cup

Derby County coach Johnny Metgod believes Arsenal ace Robin van Persie can light up the World Cup.

Derby County coach Johnny Metgod believes Arsenal ace Robin van Persie can light up the World Cup.

Former Tottenham and Nottingham Forest star Metgod has been doing some scouting for Holland coach Bert van Marwijk.

He told the Independent: "I think we have a big advantage, though it was unfortunate for Arsenal, in that Van Persie was injured for four and a half months. If you compare that with players who've had long, hard seasons in Spain, Italy or England, he will be fresh and rested.

"Knowing him as I do, he will be buzzing."

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