Robin Van Persie – Holland

10th May 2010 | World Cup Betting category: Football World Cup News
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Full Name: Robin Van Persie
Date of Birth: 6th August, 1983
Position: Forward (Winger)

Current Club: Arsenal
2009/2010 Apps/Goals: 20-10

International Appearances: 41
International Goals: 14


Silky, swift, and sometimes a sheer delight to watch… It’s Arsenal’s Dutch supremo, Robin Van Persie.

It’s been a difficult season for Van Persie, who spent several months on the sidelines with an ankle injury he suffered while on international duty with his country in a friendly with Japan. Fortunately, at least for the Crazy Dutch, Van Persie has returned in the knick of time looking to add yet more craft and guile to a Holland team which is already bursting at the seams with creativity and flair.

He’s agile, has great foot work, can weave in and out of tight defences while he also possess one of the more lethal left foots in the game today. Give him some time and space in and around the penalty area and Robin will try his luck. Van Persie can be classed in that ‘audacious’ category in that he isn’t afraid to attempt the sublime, of which  more times than not he pulls it off. The winger isn’t short of confidence, nor is he short of a wonder goal or two, while he also provides a more than adequate set-piece service, whipping in some delicious balls from corners whilst  remaining a threat at all times from prominent free-kicks.

The problem with Robin Van Persie, who is a player we can never get enough of, his preparation for South Africa hasn’t been ideal. Since returning from a lengthy spell on the sidelines, Van Persie has only featured in five of Arsenal’s latter league fixtures, of which not all were the full length. There’s no doubt he will have hit fitness levels up to peak level come South Africa, but he’s still lacking a great deal of sharpness especially in front of goal. The Dutch have scheduled in some pre-tournament friendlies however, so perhaps Van Persie will be in tip-top shape come kick-off time in South Africa, just in time for Holland to mount a serious World Cup bid.

Keep an eye out for… Free-Kicks. Robin Van Persie will take almost every free-kick for Holland, and when he catches it right, they are often beauty’s.

Robin Van Persie; Top Goalscorer at South Africa 2010 – 33/1 Boylesports

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