Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has hailed his striker Robin Van Persie and said that the player is just like Dutch legend Marco van Basten.
The Arsenal manager revealed this after seeing his Holland striker hit a fifth goal in six games in Saturday’s 3-1 win over Birmingham.
Van Persie, now age 26, returns to his homeland tonight to face AZ Alkmaar in the Champions League.
Wenger said that Van Persie is much stronger physically now. He added that he thinks that Van Persie is the Van Basten type as he is a technical centre-forward.
Wenger also said that Van Perie has that classy first touch, sharp movement and a short back-lift.
Wenger also said that he always thought of Van Persie as more of a first striker than second striker.
Hitman Van Basten scored 24 goals in 58 internationals for Holland.