Arsenal star Robin van Persie humbled to be named PFA player of the year

23:30 22 April 2012

PFA Player of the Year Winner Robin Van Persie

PFA Player of the Year Winner Robin Van Persie

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The Gunners ace was nominated by his peers

Arsenal star Robin van Persie has been named the Professional Footballers’ Association player of the year after his stunning season for the club.

The 28-year-old has scored 27 Premier League goals this season for the Gunners and the Dutchman was humbled to be recognised by his fellow players.

“If other people are saying it, it is special, but it is even more special if your opponents are saying it,” he said.

“It is very special because you are playing against them week in week out and every single player does everything to win and in the end if they make up their minds that I’m the best player it is a big honour.”

Van Persie quickly hailed his team-mates, who were in the shadows as the Dutchman took the majority of the plaudits for his goals, which have seen Arsenal recover from a poor start to be in third place as the season draws to a close.

“Without them I could not have achieved it,” he said.

“For example Theo Walcott, he has given me more than 12 assists and I do really appreciate that.”

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