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Van Persie scoops Footballer of the Year award

Robin van Persie has scored 34 goals for Arsenal this season. Credit: PA

The Arsenal captain Robin van Persie has picked up another prestigious award after being voted Footballer of the Year by the Football Writers' Association. He finished ahead of Wayne Rooney and Paul Scholes in the poll of sport journalists. He had also won the PFA Player of the Year award on Sunday.