By Nick Teale
 
Arsène Wenger believes Robin van Persie's excellent form has come on the back of the Dutchman settling into Arsenal's style of play.
 
Van Persie has looked lethal in front of goal recently with seven goals in his last eight games for the Gunners, helping to steer the Club to third in the Premier League and to the brink of the Champions League Knockout Stage.

Earlier this week AZ Alkmaar coach Ronald Koeman hailed the striker as the greatest Dutch footballer around and Wenger thinks he knows why the 26-year-old has been playing so well this season.

"It is because he knows how we play," said Wenger, who likened Van Persie to Chelsea striker Didier Drogba.
 
"The team has played together for four or five years now and everybody knows the movement of each other.
 
"Van Persie has adapted to our style and is suited to it, like Drogba is suited to the Chelsea style."

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