It's RVP for MVP

In saving Arsenal's season, the Dutch striker became the EPL's most valuable

Updated: April 20, 2012, 12:11 PM ET
By Ian Darke | ESPN.com

It is that time of year when they hand out English Premier League awards -- and my vote for Footballer of the Year has gone to Arsenal's Robin van Persie.

The Dutchman tops the league's scoring charts with 27 goals, and without him you wonder what might have become of the Gunners this season.

After Arsenal lost Cesc Fabregas to Barcelona, van Persie did not strike you as the ideal type to take over as captain.

His injury record was a worry, and his sometimes ...

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