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Arsenal captain Van Persie: I want to score with more headers

Arsenal captain Robin van Persie wants to improve his aerial ability.

Van Persie nodded home against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League and headed goals at Newcastle and Leeds last season. But the striker believes there is plenty of room for improvement in that department.

"I do work on that because I think it's just about getting that crucial information in your brain that you actually can do it," Van Persie told Arsenal Player. "Heading is not really about height, that it's only for tall people.

"It can be for lots of people - look at Tim Cahill at Everton, for example. He jumps highest and his timing is always right. I think I spoke after the Leeds game that I want to score more headers.

"I would like to score more but at least there has been some improvements in the last year. I do feel that it can be a strong point from my point of view.

"With heading everything needs to come together because you have to balance your steps, take a look and calculate your own measurements.

"I have it in me, I know that and I show that but I want to do it more and really make it my weapon."

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