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Football News > Robin Van Persie - Rotterdam Roots

He's the newly appointed captain of the most topical team at the moment, Robin Van Persie will take over the captain's armband at Arsenal from Cesc Fabregas. In this video we find out where it all began for the Arsenal striker, who believe it or not never used to have a good left shot...

In this adidas football video, Robin Van Persie talks passionately about football, where he picked up his technique and his passion for the game, all cut into video footage of RVP playing as a young lad.   

Commenting on Robin's appointment as Arsenal captain, Arsene Wenger said: "He is a leader through the way he plays, through his attitude and through his desire to win." With Van Persie himself adding: "As captain you are an ambassador for the Club and I’m ready for that."

Van Persie is also an ambassador for the adidas Predator football boots, and you may notice at 1:47 there's a shot of a young RVP sporting a pair of Predator Rapier's. Van Persie is of course wearing the current Predator adiPower football boots, which he was on hand to launch at the London 'Call the Shots' Event.

What do we make of RVP's appointment as Arsenal captain, and the club's current situation. And are you a faithful Predator wearer like the Arsenal forward man? Have your say and share your thoughts with the SoccerBible community online, on Twitter and on Facebook.

Only published comments... Aug 17 2011, 09:33 AM by Editor
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M20 said:

Vermaelen for captain !!!!

August 17, 2011 10:16 AM

ronaldohater said:

he would make a gooooood captain

August 17, 2011 10:28 AM

DB9LFC03 said:

good player

August 17, 2011 10:32 AM

10unknown96 said:

van Persie is all Arsenal really needs!

August 17, 2011 10:57 AM

vinniele22 said:

rvp ftw sounds like a wrestler

August 17, 2011 11:03 AM

Pink_Panther said:


August 17, 2011 11:05 AM

mikexavi said:

rrvp friend is sick as freestyle juggler

August 17, 2011 11:10 AM

Ilaripro said:

August 17, 2011 12:06 PM

oskarllson said:

  Cesc move Barca was only good for Arsenal, and he   wont be plaiying there much. And Nasri can leave too because we have Ramsey and Wilshere. Robin is clearly the number 1  leader of Arsenal.. Gooner Till I Die!!

August 17, 2011 12:09 PM

tadi268 said:

hahahah RVP it does soud like a wrestler

August 17, 2011 12:40 PM

jamieross said:

@M20 Vermaelen cant lead from the treatment table hes always on...

August 17, 2011 12:56 PM

Waldrinho said:

RVP. . . the whole f*&^%$ show.

August 17, 2011 1:38 PM

Nickmuzzie said:

Didn't realise Van Persie had those sick skills.

August 17, 2011 2:11 PM

Waldrinho said:

Nice!  Song and Gervinho received 3 game suspensions due to their crude acts against 'the weasel' Joey Barton!  He of course received no outside disciplinary action.  What a gem Barton is and the smartest man on the pitch that day. . .

August 17, 2011 2:36 PM


coool........defo a great player and lotta skills............RVP is the man in charge in arsenal..........good luck man!!!!

August 17, 2011 3:17 PM

Messi_kid said:

sweet jacket!!

August 17, 2011 4:21 PM

Korswagen8 said:

you should youtube that Touzani. I had some sort of clinnic with school from him and his crew and his skills are really good! #Touzani #Soccershowdown

August 17, 2011 4:33 PM

speedmaniac11 said:

Jah tog robin ... Represtent Rotterdam 010 to the fullest... Je weet zelf ...

August 17, 2011 7:43 PM

messi712 said:

persie is awsome

August 17, 2011 11:08 PM

DJG6 said:

RVP has always been my favorite players ever since he came to arsenal.

August 18, 2011 1:03 AM

DJG6 said:

In first pic all those peds are firm ground

August 18, 2011 1:06 AM

weenerman said:

@speedmaniac11 wtf r u saying

August 18, 2011 4:18 AM

daniel2754 said:

i luv rvp, and he is one of my fav plaers, but i hate the design of these preds

August 18, 2011 4:41 AM

cescFABOLOUS said:

he is awesome and that skill that bumps to d heasd is sick

August 18, 2011 9:13 AM

pcm19 said:

wow really cool video

August 18, 2011 6:02 PM

BT13 said:

Sick video, he is soooo good

August 19, 2011 8:25 PM

FabregasFAN said:

gotta stay with arsenal... gotta change my name... :P

August 19, 2011 11:01 PM

YBJ_92112 said:

wilshere and rvp...the future lies with you

August 20, 2011 12:20 AM

YBJ_92112 said:

wilshere and rvp...the future lies with you

August 20, 2011 12:20 AM

simplyfootball said:

Van Persie!

August 20, 2011 10:15 AM

Red Devils 4 Life said:

Hey I have those shin pads he'd be better if he didn't get hurt so much

August 21, 2011 5:55 PM

diegobarca10 said:

    sagna should be captain...... i cant really see a forward

    being a captain

August 22, 2011 4:06 AM

gooner4life said:


yes sagna is an amazing right back but he doesnt talk in games to be captain. And i can see a forward as a captain cause im a forward and im captain.

August 31, 2011 3:45 AM

gooner4life said:


October 27, 2011 6:22 AM

A_Di_Natale said:

new Arsenal legend

November 5, 2011 1:28 AM
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