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The most in form striker and player in the league right now, van Persie has 10 league goals in five games and 13 goals in 12 games. Whether it's free kicks, headers, penalties, tap-ins or long-range efforts, he simply cannot stop scoring.
It would be a little harsh on Arsenal to call them a one-man team, but he keeps putting in performances that leads one to jump to that conclusion. His goals have taken Arsenal from 17th in the league to seventh and level on points with Liverpool and Chelsea.
He is the current Premier League Player of the month, an award he won for his performances in October, and is well on course to win for November, as he has three goals and two assists to his name this month. He was also the first player to score 10 goals this season.
If Arsenal have any hope of a silverware or at least a decent season, it's quite reasonable to assume it rests almost exclusively on him being fit all season