9 Facts About Robin Van Persie

1. Robin Van Persie is the all-time top scorer for the Netherlands national team.

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2. Robin Van Persie's played for a long time and I'm not sure he's scored one like that.

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3. Robin Van Persie came on as a substitute in the final and scored one of the penalties in the shootout as Arsenal beat Manchester United.

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4. Robin Van Persie finished as the top goal-scorer in the Premier League with 30 goals, and became Arsenal's 8th all-time top scorer with 132 goals.

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5. Robin Van Persie signed a four-year contract, keeping him at the club until June 2016.

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6. Robin Van Persie scored twice more in the first Premier League match of the season, against Swansea City, for the first of which "he chested it down and executed a crisp, instant scissor-kick into the net".

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7. Robin Van Persie played in all four of the Netherlands' matches and scored his only goal in the group stage against Ivory Coast via a free kick as Oranje were eliminated in the Round of 16.

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8. Robin Van Persie entered the Dutch national team's top 10 all-time topscorer ranking with a tally of 25 goals, dislodging Marco van Basten in the process.

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9. Robin Van Persie was bought by Arsenal as a long-term replacement for Dennis Bergkamp.

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