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Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney...Robin Van Persie?

BR - Arsenal striker Robin van Persie is in the best form of his career. So far this season, he has bagged 11 goals in 13 goals in 16 games across all competitions including 11 goals in 12 English Premier League games. Such is the Dutchman's phenomenal run of form over the last 12 months that many analysts are now comparing Van Persie to his contemporaries; Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney. But how do these favourable comparisons hold up?

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krazykombatant1808d ago

Yes he's scored goals, but he long can he even keep it up? Furthermore, the other 3 guys have their times in decent position to win the league for their team. We'll see if he can keep it up all season.

KingPin1808d ago

Lionel Messi - undoubtedly talented. everyone can see that
CR7 - just as good if not better than messi <personal opinion>
Rooney - Exceptional. Carries a top club single handedly.
RVP - sidelined by a lot of injuries. scores when he can. wouldnt add him to that list just yet.

i think if RVP didnt get injured so often, he would grow more as a footballer and get better. but i dont know what it is at arsenal, almost every player of theirs is injury prone. they seriously need to look into it.

Gamer19821808d ago

Although I agree Roooey carrys that club he's not even a 1 in 2 striker. Purely because he has off seasons where he goes a month or 2 without scoring. Somehow United get through with goals coming from the least likely sources when he does. Like Park Ji Sung going on a goal streak lol. Either way he is one of the most over-rated players ever. Now Hernandez he is a different quality of player. Rooney has nothing on that lad and considering he cost a quarter of what Rooney did United got the bargain of the century there.