Robin van Persie believes Sunday’s win over Manchester United proves that Arsenal are good enough to win trophies but admits that the result leaves him with a feeling of ‘what might have been’ this season.
Arsène Wenger’s side have beaten the top two in the Premier League at home but dropped points against so-called ‘lesser’ sides at Emirates Stadium have ultimately cost them the title.
“That’s what makes you very frustrated,” Van Persie told Arsenal TV Online. “If you look back at a couple of games this year, like Sunday or against Chelsea, we didn’t let these big games count because we dropped points against other teams. It makes it very frustrating.
“It is time to make that final step. We came so close a couple of times and achieved a Final this year but we need to play at least two or three Finals and be involved in those circumstances.
“If you look at Manchester United, we can be better than them but they are [most likely] in the Final of the Champions League, have a big chance of winning the Premier League and were in the Semi-Final of the FA Cup. We want to be in those positions and it’s up to us to do that.”
TV Online subscribers can now watch the full interview with Robin ‘on demand’.
- Sunday's victory over Manchester United
- Arsenal's slim chances of winning the title
- securing Champions League qualification
- his take on the Vidic handball
- Aaron Ramsey's first goal since his injury
- Arsenal's home record
- his desire to win trophies next season