Robin van Persie has scooped the Football Writers’ Association Player of the Year award to add to his PFA Player of the Year award. He is the first Arsenal player to win both accolades since Thierry Henry (2003/04) and also joins legendary compatriot Dennis Bergkamp (1997/98) in doing the double.
While many had tipped the Dutchman to win both gongs, nothing is a sure thing with the Football Writers’ Association who have in the past taken it upon themselves to honour cunts likes Teddy Sheringham, Fat Frank, Scotty chicken legs, Wazza, David Ginola and Jurgen Klinsmann. Anyway on this occasion they appear to have seen sense…
Here’s what FWA chairman Steve Bates, chief football writer at The People said: “Robin was the overwhelming choice of our members this season and deservedly so after a magnificent campaign for Arsenal.
“The quality of his goals, attacking movement and consistency in a turbulent season for The Gunners has been eye-catching.
“The considerable size of his majority in the votes cast by our members reflected the general view that he has been the season’s most outstanding individual performer.”
Congratulations to Robin. Be sure to punch a few of the greasier hacks in the gullet for all the bollocky transfer rumours they keep making up when you pick up the award.