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After the first few games of the season, it appeared that this season’s Premier League Golden Boot would be won by a player for one of the Manchester clubs, with Wayne Rooney, Sergio Aguero and Edin Dzeko filling their boots during the months of August and September

However, the above trio had to stop scoring at such a rate of knots and the player who leapfrogged them some time ago is Robin Van Persie, a striker who has previously been a risky bet on this market due to his ability to sustain an injury at the drop of a hat.

Arsene Wenger hasn’t exactly used the Dutchman sparingly this season although the Gunners captain remains fit as a fiddle and his hat-trick against Blackburn at the weekend means that there is clear daylight between Van Persie and the other top strikers in the Premier League.

With 22 goals to his name, it might take something special to catch the 28-year-old who is a best price 4/11 (Sky Bet – £10 free bet) to finish top of the Premier League scoring charts for the first time in his career.

His nearest competitor is none other than Demba Ba, a player who missed several games for Newcastle United thanks to his participation in the African Cup of Nations, although the Senegalese star wasted little time in getting back on the scoresheet for the Magpies.

The forward opened the scoring against Aston Villa on Sunday to reach 16 for the season and he does appear to offer each-way value at 12/1 (Bet Victor free bets) considering the bookies will pay at 1/5 odds for the first three places. It depends whether he will score less now that compatriot Papiss Cisse is on the books at St James’ Park.

Wayne Rooney hasn’t exactly been full of goals recently, although the England forward despatched both spot kicks for Manchester United on Sunday to ensure his team grabbed a point at Stamford Bridge and he now has 15 Premier League goals for the season.

This isn’t a bad achievement considering he has played several games in midfield and had a tiff with the manager over Christmas, with Bet Victor prepared to offer a stand-out 8/1 that he manages to usurp Van Persie.

Aguero is also a player that is capable of scoring in gluts and the Argentine forward grabbed a penalty of his own against Fulham which puts him level with Rooney. The former Atletico Madrid star has adjusted seamlessly into life in England and can be backed at 7/1 (bet365 £200 free bets) to win the Golden Boot.

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