Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is delighted with the form Robin van Persie is showing this season.

With 12 goals, the Dutchman is level at the top of the Gunners' scoring charts, alongside Emmanuel Adebayor, and is making up for an injury-plagued previous campaign.

"This year he has had a sustained run and you can see when he has that he scores goals," Wenger said.

"Robin makes goals as well and for me that is, in his position, as important as scoring goals."