Arsenal striker and captain Robin van Persie has equalled the record set by Arsenal striker Ian Wright back in the 1996-97 campaign for the most number of teams scored against in one season.
Ian Wright managed to score against every team in the Premier league apart from Manchester United and Sunderland.
Robin van Persie has now equalled the record after his 11th minute goal against Wolverhampton Wanderers confirmed the statistic. It has been a sensational season for Robin van Persie where he has scored 33 goals in all competitions for Arsenal. He has just won the Player of the Year Award from the PFA.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger praised the achievements of the striker this season, and hopes that he continues to produce the same kind of performance next season as well. Arsenal would have been struggling down near the bottom of the table had it not been for the goals of Robin van Persie the season.
However, there is a feeling that the striker might leave the club at the end of the season with the Manchester City being a potential destination. The striker’s contract has just one year left, which has intensified the rumours. Van Persie has not done anything to prevent the rumours after saying that he has postponed the decision to sign a new contract with the club.
“Robin has equalled the record of Ian Wright and it is absolutely remarkable in the modern game to do that. I’d like to congratulate him. When you think you only have 19 competitors and your striker scores against 17 of them, that is something sensational. He could have beaten the record if he had scored against Man City at the weekend and also Wolves. But he hit the post twice against City and Thomas Vermaelen saved one on the line!” Wenger said after the match.