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van Persie Wins Golden Boot

van Persie Wins Golden Boot

In a season of personal awards and with the campaign now over, Arsenal striker Robin van Persie has claimed the Golden Boot for 2011-12. Despite not registering on the score sheet at The Hawthorns, the Dutchman`s 30 goal tally for the season was enough to see off his closest challenger Wayne Rooney, who notched his 27th of the season in United`s 1-0 win at Sunderland yesterday.

Van Persie`s 30 goals equalled the haul of Thierry Henry in 2003-04 but Ronne Rook`s 33 goal salvo in 1947-48 remains the best ever league record for an Arsenal striker in the post war years. Ted Drake holds the overall record scoring 42 goals in 1934-35. He`s Arsenal`s first Golden Boot winner since Henry took the top goalscorer gong in 2006. Congratulations to Robin. The golden boot graces his mantle alongside his PFA and Football Writers Player of the Year awards.

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Writer:Tim Stillman
Date:Monday May 14 2012
Time: 12:07PM


Now to sign the contract! Hw won't get the service he received from The Un-Song Hero this season if he goes elswhere.
e dubbz
14/05/2012 12:21:00
Sign that contract, Robin. You know you want to. You know we want you to....
14/05/2012 12:47:00
Let's hope!! With Pod already in the bag we are already a stronger team next season. We tend to forget though that Theo also enters his last year now, so we need him to extend as well as RVP. Well done!
14/05/2012 13:08:00
well done rvp!
14/05/2012 13:46:00
To be perfectly honest, the fact that RVP's fulfilled his potential, doesn't surprise me. I think it's the fact that he has played an ENTIRE SEASON unbeaten uninjured, that I find astonishing. He must've switched to Weetabix for breakfast, LOL! Seriously though, it's been an outstanding season for him. Congrats Robin, now get yourself into the boss's office and SIGN :)
14/05/2012 13:47:00
An amazing player, one of the best strikers in the world, I really hope his apparent love for the clubs aids him in his decision to stay. Him and Podolski playing together could be deadly! That said if I were to hazzard a guess going by his comments yesterday (which isn't much I know) I'd say he's seriously considering leaving. His comments were far too similar to those of Cesc, Henry, Vieira et al for my liking.
14/05/2012 14:16:00
Am I the only one who doesn't see any need for him at other Top Clubs? Probably the only club who is obviously ahead of us and a likely destination who have a real need for him is Man Utd.
14/05/2012 14:55:00
High Gooners... well done for getting third, only about 20 points behind .... how long since you have won a trophy? Still grateful for letting us have Clichy and Nasri who have been really great for us over the last few weeks. I am not sure we will want RVP as he is probably a little old but you may be interested in an idea that is being floated of you becoming our feeder club. It would give you some much needed finance and we would loan you players like Adebayor and Wayne Bridge.
14/05/2012 15:16:00
Haha, got to love Willy come lately there, glorying in his recent attachment to the Citeh bandwagon to satisfy his vanity. I don't much hold with how it's been "won" but I don't begrudge genuine Citeh fans their day in the sun too much. But don't worry willy, whoever ends up winning it next year, I'm sure you'll be strutting around your local town centre in their colours boasting away in a vain attempt to feel a sense of worth in your life.
Little Dutch
14/05/2012 15:24:00
Yeah it's sad in a way, because I don't bare any ill will to City fans, if there is one club in the land you can't chant the "where were you when you were s***" chant at it's them. But they seem to have aquired a small amount of disdain for the Gunners simply because we were *****ed off at Adebayor. It's a shame really. All the money has gone to their heads. Oh well.
14/05/2012 15:45:00
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