By Rob Kelly

Arsène Wenger has hailed Robin van Persie's "special" achievement in reaching 30 league goals for the season.

The Dutch striker is only the seventh Arsenal player to reach that milestone for the Club, and only the third in the post-war era after Thierry Henry in 2003/04 and Ronnie Rooke in 1947/48.

Wenger says Van Persie's record-breaking feats this term highlight just how important the 28-year-old has become to his side.

"Robin has done tremendously well. Even on Sunday [against Norwich] he got us back to 2-2 and scored again to make it 3-2," he told Arsenal Player.

"Of course you don't know what more to say about Robin's season because, as the numbers tell you, only special players can achieve that.

"You want some more goals around Robin and for him to keep at these numbers. Of course you can beat the records."

Watch the full interview with the boss on Arsenal Player.

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11 May 2012