RvP favourite to get out of Gary Caldwell’s pocket and pick up award
Despite being tucked firmly in the back of Gary Caldwell’s pocket last night as Plucky Little Wigan played Arsenal off the park at the Emirates last night, Robin van Persie is 1/4 odds-on favourite to win the PFA Player of the Year award.
April 17th, 2012
World cup finalist Van Persie couldn’t get the better of a player who even had to resort to playing in the SPL before becoming Wigan captain but nevertheless, the Arsenal skipper is unsurprisingly odds-on favourite with Skybet to pick up the prestigious gong.
It’s no surprise, given that RvP has single-handedly carried the Gunners this year, contributing 34 goals to the cause in all competitions – more than three times more than Arsenal’s next highest scorer, Theo Walcott.
David Silva, 8/1m and Wayne Rooney, 12/1, are considered RvP’s biggest contenders but it looks to be a one horse race for the 2011/12 award. If you fancy a really long shot, Sergio Aguero and Scott Parker are at 33/1, with Joe Hart at 40/1.
Aguero is also nominated for the Young PFA Player of the Year award and is the 5/4 favourite with William Hill, in no small part due to his 21 goals so far in his first Premier League season.
That list also consists of last season’s PFA Player of the Year Gareth Bale (4/1), Danny Welbeck (14/1), Daniel Sturridge (16/1), Kyle Walker (33/1) and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (33/1).