Arsenal ace Van Persie: I have enjoyed lone striker role

Arsenal striker Robin van Persie has no problem with his lone role up front. Van Persie has scored 22 goals in 27 games in an injury-plagued season.

Arsenal striker Robin van Persie has no problem with his lone role up front.

Van Persie has scored 22 goals in 27 games in an injury-plagued season.

"I don't feel lonely up front, honestly," Van Persie told the Daily Mail, "because I have Cesc [Fabregas] around me, I have [Jack] Wilshere around me, I have Samir Nasri around me, [Andrey] Arshavin, [Theo] Walcott. If you look at those guys around me, it is just one bunch of quality.

"If you look at certain teams in Europe, I think AS Roma is playing similar with [Francesco] Totti in that role; Barcelona, obviously, with [Lionel] Messi; us, the Netherlands, during the World Cup, I was playing in a similar role; Ajax, in the last couple of months, they made a change there with Siem de Jong, he played there and in the end, they became champions so you can't really go against that."

 
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