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Robin van Persie has 44 goals and 16 assists in his last 57 Premier League appearances. His 30-goal haul in the 2011-12 campaign ensured Arsenal were never going to hold onto his signature.
Manchester United came calling. The Dutchman has rocketed to success at Old Trafford. After 17 starts and three Premier League substitute appearances, van Persie has netted 14 goals.
His 2012 highlights are difficult to pin down. A hat trick in the 3-2 comeback win over Southampton is right up there. Important strikes against Chelsea should also be considered. Even so, it's difficult to overlook his last-minute free kick winner in the recent Manchester derby.
In his last match of the year, Van Persie came off the bench to curl home a fantastic clincher against West Brom. Looking back at his 2012, this was the perfect way to end.