Two of Van Persie's most memorable celebrations this season came after his goals in Arsenal's 2-1 victory against Norwich in November, when he first swung an imaginary golf club and then did a chipping signal with his hand.
"It came up because I chipped [the ball for the second goal] and just wanted to make sure that everybody knew. Only joking!" Van Persie told arsenal.com.
"Me and Theo always speak about golf and sometimes play. Theo, by the way, is much better than me, but we do like it. Suddenly when I scored, he had a perfect cross and I had a tap-in, [the celebration for the first goal] was out of nothing really. We didn't really speak about it beforehand, it was just natural."