• Premier League

RvP striving for improvement

ESPN staff
March 9, 2012
Robin van Persie feels his heading technique can be improved upon © Getty Images

Robin van Persie has fired a warning to Premier League defenders, with the Arsenal striker insisting he has improvement to make in his game.

Van Persie has taken his career to a new level in the past 12 months and his 32 goals in 37 games this season have kept Arsenal on course for a top-four finish.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has spoken of his determination to retain the services of a player who has a shade over a year to run on his contract. And if he does persuade Van Persie to commit to Arsenal, there could be more to come from the Netherlands international.

"Even now I'm still improving," Van Persie told Four Four Two. "That never really finishes. When you say, 'I'm not improving any more', you are finished. My heading can be better, for example.

"I've improved, but what's the maximum? I'm not going to know until I find out by trying.

Yes, I've scored a couple of good headers this season. But when are you satisfied? People can say, 'He's scored three headers this year - I'm satisfied with that' but I don't think so. Why not five? Why not six? Why not 15? It never really stops.

"Of course I am happy in a way. I'm enjoying my life. I'm enjoying my football. But I'm not satisfied that easily.

"It's a good thing to have in this business. I never expected to score 48 goals in one year, like I did in 2011. Never in my life would I have thought that.

"But now I have done that I want to score more than 48 because I know it is possible."

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