Arsenal captain Robin van Persie has revealed he is delighted after becoming only the 17th player to score 100 goals for the club.
The Dutchman bagged a brace in the 3-0 win over Bolton on Saturday, taking him to triple figures, and revealed he is pleased with the three points to help his side overcome a difficult start to the season.
“I’m very proud. I’m only the 17th player in the history of Arsenal players to pass 100 goals. It is a big achievement,” Van Persie said.
“The ball will get a nice place in my living room now. The fans were amazing again. It has been hard for them and us but we can move forward now.
“You could see everyone smiling after, saying ‘this is what we want’.”
Following speculation that contract talks with the 28-year-old may have stalled, manager Arsene Wenger admitted just how important the striker is to his side.
“It’s difficult to imagine our team without him. Let’s hope, touch wood, that he remains with us in every single game,” the Frenchman said.
“To score 100 goals at the top level is very, very difficult. In 2011 Robin has scored 26 goals in 31 games. That’s absolutely magic.”