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Friday, December 23, 2011

Van Persie Matches Henry's Record

Robin Van Persie's tremendous year saw him equal Thierry Henry's goalscoring record over the course of a calender year and Vc bet are putting him as favorite to win the Premier League top scorer award.

His 34th goal of the 2011 came from the penalty sport at Aston Villa on Wednesday night which set Arsenal on the way to a 2-1 win.

He has drawn level with Henry's best year who went on of course to become Arsenal's all time leading goalscorer.

Van Persie might have equalled Henry's record but he hasn't yet broken the Premier League record which was set by Alan Shearer back in 1995, when he score 36 goals with Blackburn

That would mean RVP needs to bag a Hat Trick in the Boxing Day fixture with Wolves. With the rate he is playing at It wouldn't be a bad place for you to put one of your victor chandler free bets on this weekend. But for now he has been speaking of how happy he is to have matched Henry's tally.

That return pulls him level with the best Henry managed during his time in England, with the Frenchman going on to become the Gunners' all-time leading scorer.

He said: "It is a big honor to equal Thierry's record because he is probably the best player Arsenal ever had.

"To achieve what he did in a year is really special. It makes me proud.

"I think it has helped that I haven't missed a single Premier League game and featured for 90 minutes in most of them.

"It is a big honour to equal Thierry's record because he is probably the best player Arsenal ever had."
Robin van Persie Quotes of the week

"When you have a good run, and you feel fresh and fit, you try things, you take more risks here and there than, for example, if you are just coming back from injury.

"You always need a couple of games (to get fully sharp) when you're back from injury.

"As a striker I think it is really important to have a go. If you look at my performances, I take more risks now because I know with the team behind me I will always get more chances.

"It's not that I only get one chance normally, I always get one, two, three, sometimes four chances in a game. That sort of tells me that I can take a risk here and there.

But Van Persie stressed: "It (the scoring records) is not my main target. The main target is to win games and to help my team out and to have a good run.

"After losing to Manchester City, it is always really important to bounce back after a defeat. Great teams do bounce back and that's what we had to do at Villa on Wednesday.

"Now we have Wolves on Tuesday, then afterwards QPR both at home, so hopefully we can have a good run again."

Hopefully RVP can stay fit and continue this sensational form for the entire season.

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