By Joe Brewin

Arsène Wenger was not worried about Robin van Persie’s so-called goal drought - even if the man himself may have been.

Van Persie scored his first goal in five league matches in Wednesday’s 3-0 victory over Wolves - his 27th Premier League strike of the campaign.

The striker had not previously gone five league starts without a goal since August 2006 and Wenger admits he always had faith in the prolific Dutchman to break his ‘duck’.

“It does not look like he is worrying but you know that a striker who has scored in every single game but then has a period he does not like it,” said the Frenchman.

“But I am convinced that he thought about it. I didn’t worry at all, but the guys who score goals like to continue to score.

“What you can do one day, you can do the next. We are on a strong run and if you look at our last 10 games, we are defensively more stable because we have kept a few clean sheets.

“We can score goals and Robin van Persie comes out of a period when he scored a bit less. We still managed to win the games, that is positive.”

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13 Apr 2012