The dangerous striker has enjoyed his best season yet in Arsenal colours scoring a sensational 27 goals in the league and nailing 10 assists to see him join the six man list.
Arsenal newboy Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has also been nominated for the league’s Young Player of the Year award after a sensational debut season following his big money move from Southampton last summer.
The winner will be announced at the PFA awards on Sunday.
PFA Player of the Year shortlist:
Robin van Persie (Arsenal), Wayne Rooney (Manchester United), Scott Parker (Tottenham), Sergio Aguero, Joe Hart, David Silva (all Manchester City).
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PFA Young Player of the Year shortlist:
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal), Gareth Bale, Kyle Walker (both Tottenham), Danny Welbeck (Manchester United), Sergio Aguero (Manchester City), Daniel Sturridge (Chelsea).
Robin Van Persie should clinch the award, he’s been incredibly consistent and when he’s not scoring he has been setting up goals. The Dutchman’s main competition is likely to be Joe Hart who also has had a fantsatic season, but surely the Dutchman should nick it as he single handedly pulled the Gunners up the table earlier on in the season after some simply stunning goals and has been a fantastic role model for footballers world wide.
While I would love to see ‘The Ox’ take the young player of the year award, it seems unlikely that he will top the likes of Aguero and Bale to the honour, but he must be over the moon for the nomination. He’s had a great opening season with some dazzling performances in the Champions League and in the Premiership but has lacked opportunities to show his consistency with Wenger restricting the starlet to cameo’s recently. But next season will be an exciting one for the Englishman, and he will be a top contender for the award once again.