Van Persie makes shock Barcelona return



robin van persie

robin van persie

Arsenal have sprung a huge surprise ahead of their clash with Barcelona at the Nou Camp on Tuesday, including Robin Van Persie in their 19 man travelling squad.

Van Persie suffered a knee injury scoring Arsenals only goal during their 2-1 Carling Cup final defeat and was said to be out for four weeks with ligament damage.

Eight days later Van Persie appears to have made a miracle recovery, and flew out to Spain with the rest of the team, after training at Arsenals London Colney training ground with the team on Monday.

27 year-old Van Persie has been Arsenals best player since returning from injury, and had scored 12 in 12 including the Cup Final.

It was his goal at the Emirates that levelled the tie on aggregate, before Arshavin gave Arsenal a narrow lead to take to Catalonia with them.

Arsenal will still be without Walcott and Song, but Wilshere has declared himself fit, and Fabregas has a 90% chance of making the game according to boss Wenger.

Arsenal will hope with their key players in the team, they can do better than last years 4-1 defeat in the Nou Camp.

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