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ST – Robin van Persie

Robin van Persie
LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 05: Robin van Persie of Arsenal celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and West Bromwich Albion at Emirates Stadium on November 5, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

The Netherlands’ record scorer overcame an injury-barren start to his Gunners career to become a lethal threat in front of goal.

Under Wenger’s tutelage, Van Persie transitioned from a left-winger to one of Europe’s best strikers during his days in London.

He scored 132 goals in his 278 appearances across all competitions.