Date: 23rd November 2011 at 5:47pm
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Robin van Persie has hailed the importance of Theo Walcott’s work on the pitch and said the assists are just as important as the goals.

Speaking to arsenal.com the Dutchman said that he wouldn’t be getting the goals if it wasn’t for the assists that he was being handed, and it’s only fair that Theo gets his fair share of the praise.

‘Theo has given me more assists than anyone else this year, I’ve certainly noticed it and that’s why I really liked the fact that he gave me the ball for my 100th goal – it was meant to be.’

RVP adds that it should also be a two way street, and he’s hoping to turn provider for Walcott and others as the season goes on.

‘Hopefully I can give him some proper assists as well, because as a striker I believe assists are just as important as the goals you score.’

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