Robin Van Persie - the Biography

By Andy Lloyd-Williams

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  • Publication Date: 1 Aug 2011
  • Publisher: John Blake Publishing Ltd
  • Imprint: John Blake Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781843583769
eBook (ePub/MOBI)
ISBN: 9781843588368



Robin van Persie is one of the most talented players in world football today. An intelligent playmaker and deadly striker, he brings creativity and intelligence to Arsenal's forward line and is the first name on the Netherlands team sheet. Signed by Arsene Wenger in the summer of 2004 with a view to replace Dutch legend Dennis Bergkamp, Van Persie quickly established himself as an integral part of Wenger's talented side, initially plying his trade on the left side of midfield. Playing alongside the likes of Thierry Henry, Robert Pires and Patrick Viera, Van Persie was duly inducted into the 'Arsenal way' and developed into one of the most creative, competitive and intelligent players in the Premier League. Scoring what Wenger called the 'goal of a lifetime' against Charlton in 2006, Van Persie was asked to lead the Arsenal line following Henry's departure to Barcelona in the summer of 2007, and it wasn't long before the Dutchman inherited Bergkamp's number 10 jersey and became an integral part of the next generation of Arsenal greats.

About the author

Andy Lloyd-Williams grew up watching local sides Bashley and AFC Bournemouth with his father, Gwynne. He is passionate about all levels of football as a result. At the tender age of 16, Andy wrote his first report for The Southern Echo and never looked back. He studied Media and Communication Studies at Swansea University before picking up NCTJ news and sports qualifications at journalism hotbed Harlow College. Andy was a staff journalist for his beloved AFC Bournemouth throughout their 2009/10 promotion season, and is currently learning his trade at the famous Hayters sports agency in London.

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