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Monday, October 31, 2011

Wenger praises Van Persie

By Will Taylor

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was full of praise for star striker Robin Van Persie for his incredible scoring form of late.

The Dutchman has been in imperious form so far this campaign, and added to his growing goals tally with a stunning hat-trick against Chelsea in the Premier League at the weekend.

Many football betting pundits have been critical of Arsenal this season, with the heavy defeat to Manchester United being the club's real low point.

But they have enjoyed an upturn of fortunes of late, with Van Persie's goal scoring exploits a key reason for their successes.

Wenger said: “Robin is on fire at the moment and his class means he is taking advantage of being in a team that wants to attack a lot and create chances.

“The intelligence of his movement and the accuracy of his finishing is exceptional.”
The Gunners launched an impressive fight back at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, coming from behind to win 5-3.

It would have been easy for them to fall apart once more when trailing, but lead by the inspirational Van Persie, the club recorded another win to continue their recent turnaround in form.

After the game Wenger expressed his delight to get the win, and was complimentary of his side's performance.

He added: “We needed a win here and we kept going to win the game.

“I felt that we had a good team performance and great spirit because when we went 2-1 down just on half-time it's very difficult.”

Van Persie's hat-trick adds to a staggering run of scoring form that has seen him net 28 goals in just 27 Premier League matches.

And just lately, he has been more than just a regular contributor of goals, scoring braces against the likes of Bolton, Sunderland, and Stoke.

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