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The £2.75m Ace Who Can Lead Arsenal Into New Golden Age

by Alan Smith's Forehead

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A lot was made about the horrific challenge Robin Van Persie received during Arsenal’s defeat at Man City but the Dutchman also put away a very typical finish that illustrated just how instinctive and lethal he can be in front of goal, he then went on to close on two or three more occasions as the game to a close and further showed why, now in his sixth season at the north London club, he may be hitting his best form, the form that could well get the Gunners purring again.

Amongst the Gunners faithful he is rightfully considered one of the deadliest strikers around, however outside the Emirates many believe he hasn’t truly hit the heights that he does look set to push on from last term’s personal success and if all goes well he could become a more prolific finisher, but in all honesty his game isn’t just about putting the ball in the back of the net.

Last season the former Feyenoord man finally got to 20 goals in a season after the previous terms saw him occasionally lose form and more often than not find himself troubled by a niggling injury or two. The 26 year old is now approaching his peak and in many ways it looks like he may really deliver for the club this term. Now one of the older heads in the line up the Rotterdam born attacker has something to prove.

Since the departure of Thierry Henry the burden of providing firepower for the team has fallen firmly on RVP’s shoulders and I am sure many fans would love to see Van Persie become even more of a tap in merchant to add to his string of picturesque finishes we have all become accustomed to.

With a World Cup on the horizon the stage is set for Robin to really become the catalyst for Arsene Wenger’s push for some much needed silverware


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