By Chris Harris

Arsène Wenger expects Robin van Persie to end the weekend as the newly crowned PFA Player of the Year.

The winner is announced on Sunday and the Arsenal captain is the frontrunner after netting 27 times in the Premier League alone this season.

Van Persie has not scored from open play for six games but Wenger is certain that the Dutchman will come good - hopefully against Chelsea on Saturday.

"Honestly I expect him to be Player of the Season," said Wenger. "I do [expect a second wind as well], but let's not put too much pressure on him.

"We cannot ask for too much more from Robin, he has given absolutely everything the whole season and he will again on Saturday. I don't want to put on his head and his shoulders the fact that he absolutely has to score because I believe we can score from different compartments in the team.

"If we create the chances he will score."

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