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Van Persie: I should score more

21 Sep 2009 - 16:07:05

Arsenal striker Robin van Persie has admitted he needs to take more goalscoring responsibility if the Gunners are to be successful this season.

The Netherlands forward has netted just one goal in six appearances this season despite being the fulcrum of the north London club's attack following the summer sale of Emmanuel Adebayor.

Defender Thomas Vermaelen netted twice during Saturday's 4-0 rout of Wigan Athletic, with Eduardo and Cesc Fabrgas claiming the others.

"The way we are doing now is that everyone is sharing the goals," he told the London Evening Standard.

"I'm quite happy with that but I should score more personally, especially against Wigan.

"But as long as we share the goals and everyone is passing at the right moment I am happy.

"If one striker scores 40 or 50 goals I would rely on him. But that happens once every 10 years. I'm quite happy to share the goals.

"But I don't feel that I'm at the top of my game as a main striker yet. I have to improve on many things but it is quite new and the main thing is that the boss really backs me on this one.

"He really thinks I can succeed as he has a lot of trust in me."


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