Robin van Persie is the EA SPORTS Player of the Month.

The Arsenal captain completed a hat-trick of Club awards after another inspirational month for Arsène Wenger's side.

Robin kicked off December with a goal against Wigan and then marked the Club's 125th anniversary fixture with a stunning volley to see off Everton.

A penalty at Aston Villa saw Robin equal Thierry Henry's Club record of 34 Premier League goals in a calendar year. And the Dutchman set a new mark with the only goal against QPR on New Year's Eve.

Robin received 52.8 per cent of the votes in December, slightly down on his November tally, but still won our award comfortably.

Laurent Koscielny's consistency in defence was rewarded with 24 per cent of the votes and the runners-up spot. The influential Thomas Vermaelen finished third.

DECEMBER PLAYER OF THE MONTH RESULT
Player % of votes
Robin van Persie

52.8
Laurent Koscielny

24.0
Thomas Vermaelen 5.4
Others 17.8

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Arsenal fan Richard Dulieu from Ongar in Essex has won the chance to present Robin with his award before a home game at Emirates Stadium.

Richard will also receive two tickets for the match. "Robin is Arsenal's most influential player since Thierry Henry," he said.

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