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Robin van Persie has recieved yet another award to top off his best season yet as he has managed to pip both Sergio Augero and Wayne Rooney to the Premier League Golden Boot trophy.
The Dutchman netted an impressive 30 league goals in 37 games with Rooney’s 27 goal haul the next closest. Van Persie was also only one goal off equaling the Premier League record of 31 goals in a 38 game season which is currently jointly held by Christiano Ronaldo and Alan Shearer, but he failed to find the net in the Gunners final match against West Brom.
The Arsenal captain can add his latest accolade to the PFA Player of the Year and the Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the Year awards he received this season, and can be proud that he is written into the Arsenal history books after becoming the seventh (third in the post-war era) Arsenal player to reach the illusive 30 league goal mark in a season.
But now the attention turns to his contract talks with Wenger and the Gunners hierarchy, and goal.com have revealed that this is set to happen on Wednesday. RVP said:
We will have a chat next week and we will go from there
While rumours are suggesting Arsenal’s talisman and star striker will head off to Spain or move to newly crowned Premier League champions Manchester ‘Money bags’ City, I think he will safely be in our hands next season with a new contract announced this week. He’s an Arsenal player through and through, he also doesn’t have ‘Real Madrid’ or ‘Barcelona DNA’ like in Cesc’s case.
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