As yet, there have been no sign of the injuries which wrecked so many of his seasons with the Gunners and he feels in great shape going into the final third of the season.
Van Persie, 29, said: “This run of games without getting injured has only made me stronger.
“But I don’t want to talk about it, touch wood. I feel better and fitter. Really fit.
“In the last week I played Wednesday and Saturday.
“In those games I played with ease. I feel fit and recover quickly as lightning.”