With all due respect to all the other PFA Player of the year award nominees, did you expect anybody else to win the PFA Player of the year award? Had it not been Robin Van Persie then I wonder who it could have been. Van Persie right now seems to be paying back Wenger’s faith in him. A captain and a leader in his own right the Dutch man’s goal scoring exploits in England and Europe have been magnificent of his season. With a total of 26 goals in the premiership alone, he has consistently dragged Arsenal from the jaws of death on several occasions when the team looked dead and buried. Newcastle, Chelsea, Tottenham among others know this guy too well, bringing them back down to earth when they were flying shows the class this lad possesses.
So today on Superfoota, HOME of Football, we have a 5 point tribute to the Dutch international. The moments that have won him this award and the moments he has come to the party for Arsenal. Not a full view of all the moments you the football fan would want, because actually this is a blog, featuring all the goals would make this article boring and further ahead, writing more of this would even make me sound irrelevant.
So right away, here we go…………
CHELSEA 3 – 5 ARSENAL
This hatrick started Arsenal’s resurgence to the top. Mata had just before the match said he wouldn’t have joined a club that wouldn’t fight for major honours; Persie probably heard him and gave him a reply in form of a beating. AvB started digging his grave, his end was near but near to the end was this Flying Dutchman. 3 goals and with no place to hide, the Chelsea players hurriedly left the stadium. Stamford Bridge painted red and white, the blue army fell in their thousands and Wenger smiled in the beauty of the occasion.
ARSENAL 1 EVERTON 0
A stunning volley, his mentor and friend (Henry) watching in the stands and more than ever, when Arsenal were sure headed for a draw, his main supplier of the goals, Song, came up with a loop reserved for the Robin. A stunner, Everton were deflated, Emirates erupted in joy and another day in the office for the Dutch Maestro.
ARSENAL 7 BLACKBURN 1
Van Persie the rightful heir to the Kingdom of the KING Henry was right here to welcome his boss back. Just after 90 seconds, Arsenal were one nil up thanks to him. A further two goals from him among others including one from Henry himself capped off a wonderful evening at the Emirates. Overshadowed by Henry’s goal to make it seven, one man still deserves the praise of the team and even the prof himself knows, Van Persie.
ARSENAL 5 TOTTENHAM 2
The North London Derby seemed all but over in the 30th minute with Tottenham scoring two undeserved goals. Sagna pulled one back and for a moment Arsenal fans thought; is the comeback possible? Van Persie answered that with a beautiful curler that levelled the score just before the half time. He also assisted the 4th goal for Walcott. It was another amazing game for the Dutchman and he was definitely proving his worth as the best player in the league. A silly thought then crept my mind, so if Arsenal are the Kings of London, and the King of Arsenal is Robin, then who’s the King of London?
ARSENAL 2 NEWCASTLE 1
This is a special one for all the Arsenal fans and Persie himself. Thank God Joey Barton never existed in a black stripped white jersey to see this. Tim Krul saw the other side of his country man and how Krul can some people be; Van Persie showed his authority and leadership on the pitch to really play mind games with the other team.
An equaliser just after Ben Arfa’s goal proved his worth. Though Vermelen popped up with the winner late on; special praises reserved to Robin for disorienting the whole Toon army, Monday night football at its best, Persie at his best and another Arsenal victory.
For Arsenal, still so many more to come, not enough more to wait for and should he go on and sign a new contract, who knows, he might just be the first captain since 2006 to lift a trophy over his head.
How many more do you think he will get, can he secure Champions League for the gunners and will he stay?
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