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Arsenal striker Robin van Persie believes he needs to add stronger heading ability to his goalscoring armoury.

The Dutchman has found the net 16 times in the Barclays Premier League this season, but not a single one of those strikes has come via his head.

This is anomaly is certainly proving to be a niggling frustration for van Persie, who is only two goals behind Alan Shearer's record league haul in a calendar year.

And the 28-year-old is now determined to add a further dimension to his game, by dominating in the air as well as on the ground.

“I do work on that because I think it's just about getting that crucial information in your brain that you actually can do it,” the skipper told Arsenal Player.

“Heading is not really about height, that it's only for tall people.

“It can be for lots of people - look at Tim Cahill at Everton, for example. He jumps highest and his timing is always right. I think I spoke after the Leeds game that I want to score more headers.

“I would like to score more but at least there has been some improvements in the last year. I do feel that it can be a strong point from my point of view.

“With heading everything needs to come together because you have to balance your steps, take a look and calculate your own measurements.

“I have it in me, I know that and I show that but I want to do it more and really make it my weapon.”

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