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van Persie Scoops Barclays Player Of Month

Arsenal striker Robin van Persie has scooped the Barclays Player of the Month award for October after an electrifying month that saw the 26-year old score five goals and set up another two as the Gunners went through the month unbeaten.

Van Persie notched up his first goal in the 6-2 demolition of Blackburn Rovers at the Emirates Stadium, drilling a low shot beyond Paul Robinson after fine work from Cesc Fabregas. This was then followed by the opening goal in the 3-1 win at home to Birmingham City. The flying Dutchman was again instrumental in the 2-2 draw at West Ham, scoring the opener before delivering an inch-perfect corner for William Gallas to nod in a second for the Gunners.

Van Persie completed his impressive month by netting a brace in the 3-0 victory over North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur, taking him to seven Barclays Premier League goals for the season.

This is the second time that he has won the award, having previously claimed the prize in November 2005.

The decision was made by the Barclays Awards Panel, which includes representatives from football`s governing bodies, the media and fans.


Robin van Persie was born 6 August 1983 in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

After joining SBV Excelsior`s youth squad, he made his breakthrough at home town club Feyenoord where he spent three seasons and won the UEFA Cup in 2002.

Van Persie moved to Arsenal in 2004 for a fee of £2.75million and won the Community Shield and FA Cup in his first season at the club

He has scored a total of 46 goals in 89 Barclays Premier League starts and has made a further 36 appearances off the substitutes bench

This is Van Persie`s second Barclays Player of the Month award, having last won it in November 2005.

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Date:Monday November 9 2009

Time: 11:44AM

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Tiny T
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09/11/2009 12:56:00

It's awesome to see van Persie thriving. Injury troubles and having an egotistical maniac as his striking partner has hindered him in the past few years. Keep it up mucker!!
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09/11/2009 13:55:00

You're damned tootin'.
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09/11/2009 13:57:00

Well done young man! RVP is pure class!!!
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09/11/2009 14:44:00

Best striker in the league right now.
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09/11/2009 15:05:00

Why limit it to the Premier League?
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09/11/2009 15:07:00

You referring to my comment Tomf? Cos I don't watch enough of other leagues to say for sure to be fair. Did you know about Eduardo when he played in the Croatian league? ;)
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09/11/2009 15:40:00

I did to be honest, because he scored against us :posh: (knowing it won't work...) But I clearly mean Italy, Spain and Germany.
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09/11/2009 15:44:00

No better man for the October award; his growing maturity is so evident, making him a most selfless striker. More of the same, young man!
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09/11/2009 22:25:00

Very good to see this man on form as he is proving how deadly he can be. I think the 2 best contenders for this months award would've been RVP and Cesc so it's good to see the title go to someone well deserved. Good work RVP!
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09/11/2009 23:28:00

fully deserved me thinks
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10/11/2009 14:06:00

Robin has been totally World Class!
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11/11/2009 09:13:00

Very happy for RVP. I hv always liked the lad and wt age he has really blossomed into an inteligent striker. Good riddance to Ade as RVPs brilliance would never have come out.
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11/11/2009 10:36:00


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