Arsenal Opinion: Robin Van Persie's Top 20 Goals for Arsenal Football Club

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Arsenal Opinion: Robin Van Persie's Top 20 Goals for Arsenal Football Club
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Robin van Persie is a technically proficient striker who has made a name for himself in the Red half of North London. He’s a player blessed with an amazing technique, an eye for a pass and clinical finishing ability.

He started his career as a winger, but Arsene Wenger decided to give him a more central role after signing him from Feyernoord in 2004. He thrived well as a supporting striker to Thierry Henry and they combined well for a number of seasons before King Henry’s departure to Barcelona in the start of the 2007-08 campaign.

Arsene Wenger has groomed many great strikers and their exit always paved the way for another to emerge as the next best thing. Henry, Nwankwo Kanu and Dennis Bergkamp ruled the frontline for Arsene Wenger’s Red and White army for a couple of seasons before the likes of Emmanuel Adebayor and Eduardo stole the show.

Van Persie has always been around, but injuries blighted the early part of his Arsenal career so he never had the chance to fulfill his potential. Since the start of 2011, the striker has stayed fit and this has been to the detriment of many clubs playing against Arsenal as the Flying Dutchman has gone on to smash 34 goals in 38 games this calendar year.

Van Persie has played 246 games for Arsenal and he has scored an impressive 108 goals, so picking out the best 20 hasn’t been an easy task, but just enjoy the article because all the goals in this list are simply amazing.

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