Loovens eyes Robin reunion
By Tom Adams
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Cardiff's Glenn Loovens says he is desperate to put one over his friend Robin van Persie.Cardiff stopper Glenn Loovens says he is desperate to put one over his childhood friend Robin van Persie as The Bluebirds travel to Arsenal in the FA Cup on Saturday
The two young Dutch stars were team-mates at Feyenoord before van Persie moved to The Gunners, and Loovens is currently enjoying a successful loan spell at Ninian Park.
Whilst doubts remain over van Persie's fitness for the FA Cup tie, Loovens says he is keen to come face to face with his close friend - and triumph to delight the Cardiff support.
"I've known Robin for a long time, since we were growing up in Rotterdam," said Loovens.
"He broke the news to me we had drawn Arsenal, he was laughing when he rang but I made it clear to Robin there is no way he'll score against me.
"This is going to be a great day for Cardiff City, particularly the fans, it is the sort of game I am in football for.
"Robin is an outstanding player and has proved that with Arsenal but I'm hoping it could be our day at Highbury."