The Gunners are currently third in the table, just three points behind first placed Leicester City.
The winger was inspired by the Tottenham and Newcastle legend.
Former Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic announced his retirement today at the age of 34.
Remi Garde's men host Manchester City in the FA Cup fourth round on Saturday afternoon.
Souleymane Doukara has recently established himself as an important player for Leeds United.
Sam Byram made his debut for West Ham last weekend.
Van Persie joined from their Premier League rivals Arsenal for £22m.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp addressed the media ahead of his side's FA Cup fourth round clash with West Ham United at Anfield.
The Potters and The Hammers are ready to raid The Royals.
The Tottenham Hotspur boss has been discussing the injured duo.