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Video: 20 Goals & 13 Assists from van Persie

After finally avoiding the physio's treatment tables for the majority of the season, Robin van Persie was able to show the Premier League his unique set of attacking skills for the first time during his 5 year tenure in North London since signing for a mere 2.75 million from Feyenoord. His ability on the ball was already well known, but persistent injuries and a rash temperament kept him from fulfilling his full potential. His tally of goals and assists make him a rare talent. A striker who can score goals from nothing, as well as someone who thrives on setting up his teammates. Here's to this being the beginning of a long successful period for Arsenal's next Flying Dutchman.



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Writer: Brice Coffer Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday June 11 2009

Time: 6:11AM

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Like Tim has mentioned many times before, Robin has really evolved into a great player this year. Working on being less selfish and the improved use of his 'chocolate' right foot are his real highlights from the season. If you would have told me 5 years ago, that the kid that lunged in on Graeme Le Saux would eventually wear the captain's armband at this club, I would have had a nice laugh at your expense. Maturity is what has made van Persie brilliant this year.
gunnerkid107
Ill have one for you all to gaze upon when the Arsenal Review becomes available...
Tom14
Ronaldo's talking to Real, 80m bid accepted. Glad that twunt is leaving our league, but frightened by what Ferguson can do with 80m.
Little Dutch
Exactly my 1st thought LD. Lets hope that the Glazers use the money to fund the club's losses, but the pressure will be on Fergie to sign a big name replacement. Ribery/Villa/Benzema to ManU will soon be doing the rounds and ManU could be much more dangerous next season.
prits
Ribery, Valencia or both will be on their way to united. 80 Mil is good business really. You can but Ribery(35-40m), Valencia(15m), Glen Johnson(10m) a decent centre midfield player(15-20m) and arguably be much stronger than just having ronaldo. Its also amazing to think Real madrid can finalise deals for Kaka, Ronaldo and probably Villa yet we will wait a month before comfirming Vermalean.
paul_ownz
*The above names were positions which i think could be strengthened
paul_ownz
That video was a reminder to RVP's critics (myself included), that he could be the difference b/w a good side and a great side - if he can form a partnership with someone up front - it could be Arsenal's next great front pairing. Who did people prefer alongside him?
hughied
I imagine thos transfers were concluded quickly because the talks would have gone along the lines of; "Right Mr. Barry, we're offering !20,000 a week." Wouldn't take long. Incidentally, does selling Ronaldo now make United a seeling club? Cos I thought that's what we were supposed to be?
Little Dutch
Oh and stay glued to the wireless kids. With Madrid piling on the debt and stockpiling foreign talent, admonishment from Platini and Blatter should be out on the wire any minute now..............
Little Dutch
right LD, there's a better chance I'll catch you wearing a chelsea shirt around London, haha
TPowell
Madrid make Chelsea and Man City look like paragons of sober frugality. "Glad that twunt is leaving our league, but frightened by what Ferguson can do with 80m." -- exactly how I feel, I despise Cronaldo, can't bear to watch him because his personality destroys all the admiration I have for his skills. But that kind of money in Ferguson's hands is a scary prospect. Absolutely HATE the idea of Ribery or Benzema or Villa at Utd (or Chelsea), never mind 2 or 3 of them. Fantastic RVP video and great choice for player of the season. Agree with everything that's been said here and in the previous thread about him during 08-09. Amazing to see what he can do when he goes for almost a whole season uninjured. He carried us almost singlehandedly during a very difficult period. And I NEVER expected to see him look like a decent choice for captain. Always enjoy watching him play, I hope he stays with us for a long time.
jaelle
Hey guys, check out what our Bulgarian Arsenal brothers did to Robbie Keane: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flFzjcRn-Oo and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQEbp4VxLaA&feature=related
jaelle
I saw that. You can just make out Keanes expression after he sees what he has signed.
paul_ownz
Im expecting less than half that amount be re-invested into players, they are owned by the Glazer family now
bootoo
http://www.football365.com/story/0,17033,8652_5375222,00.html Well shut my mouth.
Little Dutch
wow LD, did Platini just say something... decent? Is it really FIFA's top priority to achieve a relative financial balance in football, not just to get rid of foreigners from all countries.
ArsenalRob
Platini did surprise, and pleasantly so. Perhaps, this is a good time for him to actually do something about it as it will increase his credibility tremendously if he does something based on Madrid/Barca/Milan's actions.
prits
Thankd for video, it was great to see what RvPas done for us this season, long may it continue!!!
hackneyval
 

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