By Joe Brewin
Thierry Henry has hailed the improvement of Robin van Persie since his arrival from Feyenoord seven years ago.
Van Persie joined the Club as a fresh-faced 21-year-old back in 2004 while Henry was still an integral part of Arsène Wenger’s first team.
Henry thinks the Dutchman’s temperament has improved - while his performances have scaled new heights.
“What can I say about Robin?,” said Henry. “I saw him come in here and at the very beginning he wasn't the easiest guy to deal with, like I wasn't I guess.
“But it's amazing to see how he has improved. That tells you how intelligent a player he is.
“I'm just in admiration. What he is doing right now, thank God he is playing for us and doing well. It's nice to see a player improve.
“I'm just saying that what Van Persie is doing now, in terms of not just goals but ratio of goals, apart from [Cristiano] Ronaldo and [Lionel] Messi it is ridiculous.
“He is doing something amazing. That also tells you how important it is for him to not get injured.
“He has never had a chance to have a full season since he has been here - he was always out for two or three months.
“For the very first time he can go on a roll now and you can see the difference. I can only admire what he's doing now.”9 Dec 2011