Robin Van Persie is Arsenal's talisman and captain. The prolific Dutchman took over the captaincy from the departed Cesc Fabregas, and has had no trouble at all filling his shoes.
With an incredible average of over one goal per league game in 2011, Robin Van Persie has confirmed his status as one of the deadliest strikers in the world. A regular scorer of stunning goals, he has lit up the Emirates Stadium more than any other player and is idolised by Arsenal fans.
In October 2011 Van Persie blasted his way past 100 goals for the Gunners. Since joining the club from Dutch side Feyenoord for £2.75m in 2004, he has made well over 200 appearances in an Arsenal shirt.
With his masterful touch, technique and elegance, he is seen by many as the heir to Dutch legend Dennis Bergkamp. He is, however, an even more lethal presence in front of goal than his predecessor.
Injuries have blighted his career in past years, but he is fit and firing now, and looks to have put those problems behind him. No player is more crucial to Arsenal's success than Van Persie, so Gunners fans will be hoping his fitness and scintillating form can continue. For the moment, certainly, he is showing no signs of slowing down.
The outrageously talented Van Persie is an Arsenal legend in the making. He is an inspiration to fans and teammates alike.