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Important for van Persie to stay in this form - Arsenal's Djourou

Arsenal captain Robin van Persie is in a rich vein of form and teammate Johan Djourou has highlighted the importance of him staying at this level.

The Dutchman has scored six goals in his past four league outings, including a match-winning double in the 3-1 victory over Stoke city on Sunday after coming off the bench, and Djourou is hoping he can remain in fine fettle as he and Gervinho are beginning to strike up a deadly attacking partnership.

"Robin did [make the difference]. It is under no question how important he is to the team but I think Gervinho also had a great game," the Swiss international said.

"He got two assists for Robin and the two combined very well together. It was a great sub by the boss.

"We have to keep him [Van Persie] like this, it is good. He came on after being rested a little bit and made the difference again. It shows you how important he is to the team."

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