Arsenal’s Robin van Persie is the man to beat right now following his second award of the season, the Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the year award…
Arsenal’s Robin van Persie was this morning named as the Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the year.
The award comes just days after he won the PFA player of the year, capping off a fine season at the Emirates for the Gunners’ captain.
The last player to win both major awards in one season was Rooney in 2010, while the last Arsenal man to do it was Thierry Henry in 2004.
The Dutchman held off competition from Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney to land the honour, which was won by Scott Parker last year.
In third place came Manchester United’s returning veteran Paul Scholes, with the ever impressive Clint Dempsey of Fulham in fourth.
The Arsenal skipper’s 34 goals in all competitions has helped Arsenal to a top four spot with three games left to play, leaving them in touching distance of playing amongst Europe’s elite in next season’s Champions League.
FWA chairman Steve Bates said:
“Robin was the overwhelming choice of our members this season and deservedly so after a magnificent campaign for Arsenal.
“The quality of his goals, attacking movement and consistency in a turbulent season for the Gunners has been eye-catching.
“The considerable size of his majority in the votes cast by our members reflected the general view that he has been the season’s most outstanding individual performer.”
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