It’s been a prolific year for Arsenal captain Robin Van Persie.
The Dutchman has scored 27 Premier League goals this season, putting him up there with other footballing legends like Alan Shearer and Thierry Henry.
Van Persie’s incredible season has been recognised by the industry and this week he has been crowned the Professional Footballers’ Association Player of the Year.
The 28-year-old said: ”If other people are saying it, it is special, but it is even more special if your opponents are saying it.’
He also accredited his success to his team mates: ’Without them I could not have achieved it,
‘For example Theo Walcott, he has given me more than 12 assists and I do really appreciate that’.
The Holland international has been honoured for a second time this week, selected as Footballer of the Year by the Football Writers’ Association.
Robin tweeted about his award saying: ‘Thanks so much Football Writers Association for choosing me as your footballer of the year! Appreciate it, it’s a real honour!!’.
The Gunner’s skipper stepped firmly into the limelight at the beginning of the season when he was crowned captain. This was after two of the clubs top players, Samir Nasri and Cesc Fabregas, transferred to Manchester City and Barcelona.
After a season such a successful season, it’s inevitable there will be talk of Van Persie transferring to another club.
There have been rumours of a possible move to Barcelona, after Robin was seen leaving a London hotel where the Spanish team were staying.
Most recently there has been speculation about Italian team Juventus meeting with Van Persie’s agents, to discuss a possible move. The Serie A team are reportedly prepared to pay in excess of £25 million for Arsenal’s main man.
Whether or not anything will come from these talks we will have to wait to find out, although the Gunners fans will be hoping their star player stays put.
Either way, after a season like this it seems inevitable that Van Persie is destined for great things, whether it be scoring more goals for Arsenal or with a lucrative transfer to another club.