As an Arsenal fan, this is disastrous news.
RVP is feared to have torn his ankle ligaments as he went down after a heavy challenge from Giorgio Chiellini in the Italy vs Netherlands friendly. He is undergoing an ankle scan in the Netherlands to ascertain the exact damage.
Wenger must be going out of his mind. It was just a couple of months ago that he felt strongly about Capello overusing Walcott. There is no official news on the Arsenal website as they are probably keeping their fingers crossed till more information comes in. Lets hope it is less serious than it looks.
RVP was in top form, scoring at will and setting up goals for others. He had already scored 7 and was on track for a 20+ goal season for the first time. With Arsenal facing a possible long RVP layoff and Nicklas Bendtner out for at least another month, the Arsenal attack becomes short statured very quickly. The lack of inches on Eduardo, Arshavin, Rosicky, and Fabregas mean fewer aerial options. RVP’s versatility also gave us the more attacking 4-3-3 formation.