Robin van Persie (Dutch pronunciation: [??r?b¦n vn ??p?rsi] ( listen); born 6 August 1983) is a Dutch footballer. He plays for Arsenal and the Dutch national team as a creative forward. He is a youth product of Feyenoord. Van Persie is highly regarded for his dribbling and shooting technique, but has become prone to injury. Van Persie is also a set piece specialist and a vast number of his assists come from both corners and freekicks. Van Persie has become a pivotal figure for club and country and this was recognized when he was named Arsenal Player of The Season for the 2008ƒ??09 season. Van Persie’s 50th Premier League strike made him only the fourth Dutchman to reach 50 goals in England’s top division along with Dennis Bergkamp, Ruud van Nistelrooy and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink.