Arsenal captain van Persie crowned PFA Player of the Year
Robin van Persie has thanked his Arsenal teammates after the Gunners captain was named PFA Player of the Year, the Independent has reported.
Van Persie received the award, voted for by his fellow professionals, after a season that has seen the Netherlands international feature in all 35 of Arsenal’s Premier League games, racking up 27 goals in the process. Many of the 28-year-old’s strikes have been spectacular, including memorable volleys against Liverpool and Everton.
The Arsenal No. 10 was however keen to praise his colleagues for their help in what has been a remarkable individual season. Van Persie said: “Without them I could not have achieved it. For example, Theo Walcott has given me 12 assists.” Van Persie was also named in the PFA Team of the Year, alongside PFA Young Player of the Year, Tottenham Hotspur defender Kyle Walker. Van Persie was the only Arsenal player named in the XI.
Van Persie saw off competition for the gong from three Manchester City players, goalkeeper Joe Hart, midfielder David Silva and striker Sergio Aguero, as well as Spurs midfielder Scott Parker and Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney.
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