Often referred to as RVP, the flying Dutchman is set fair for a successful World Cup as he's back to full fitness after missing most of Arsenal's season through a long-term ankle injury. Since his return, both his teams have benefited from his attacking play, as he's been scoring goals and setting them up for fun. Not that TIME would ever condone betting but you could do far worse than taking the 16/1 generally on offer on van Persie winning the Golden Boot. If that were to happen, RVP would become known as Holland's VIP.
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