Van Persie scoops top PFA award

Updated: April 23, 2012

Paul McGrath stated that being named the Professional Football Association’s (PFA) Player of the Year was the ‘highlight’ of his illustrious career.

“To be recognized like that by your fellow professionals is something very special,” said the Black Pearl of Inchicore.

Dutch star Robin Van Persie was unanimously voted Player of the Year for this season at a gala banquet over the weekend.  The Arsenal striker has been in sparkling form; scoring 34 goals from 45 appearances in all competitions this season.

Van Persie has become the Gunners’ main attacking force since the departure of Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri at the end of last season.

“If other people are saying it (that he is the best) it is special, but it is even more special when my opponents are saying it,”  the 28 year-old told the BBC upon winning the award.

Van Persie joined Arsenal back in 2004 but has amazingly won just one trophy during his eight years at the club – that the FA Cup back in 2005.

Kyle Walker was named the PFA Young Player of the Year.  The 21 year-old has played in 33 of Tottenham’s 34 Premier League games this season.

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