Van Persie hails Arsenal two-goal star Vermaelen

Robin van Persie has hailed the goal scoring form of new Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen.

Robin van Persie has hailed the goal scoring form of new Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen.

The Belgian struck twice in victory over Wigan and Van Persie said: "The first one showed he is very, very strong from corners and free-kicks and that is very important for us.

"Even if we play badly we can always score from set-pieces.

"I would have been proud of his second goal.

"He is raised in Holland. I am not saying every Dutch player is good technically but when you are raised in Holland - especially at Ajax, Feyenoord or PSV - you are brought up getting the ball, moving it first touch, move again, pass, move.

"He was at Ajax since 15 so it is in his system for a long, long time."

 
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