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Watch: The RVP volley voted best Premier League goal ever by fellow legends

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When injury free, Robin Van Persie was one of the most potent strikers in English football during his 11 year stint in the Premier League.

Indeed, the Dutchman, alongside the likes of Alan Shearer, Thierry Henry and Ruud van Nistelrooy, is one of only 25 players in the league's history to have found the back of the net 100 times or more.

And it is thanks to that exclusive group that the former Arsenal and Manchester United striker now has another Premier League honour to his name. That's after members of the '100 club' voted one of RVP's most memorable goals as the greatest ever to be scored in the division.

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Unfortunately for Arsenal fans who still resent Van Persie's high-profile switch to United back in 2012, the goal in question isn't one scored for Arsene Wenger's side.

Instead, as reported by ESPN, it was the forward's phenomenal volley against Aston Villa at Old Trafford in 2013 that took top spot at Wednesday night's Legends of Football charity event.

For those who need their memory jogging, here is the strike in all of its glory...

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There's no doubt that the goal - RVP's second of three on the night - deserves the plaudits. It was a wonderful mix of technique, timing and audacity that left the goalkeeper no chance.

Speaking at the event last night, the veteran striker expressed his delight that it had beaten out some stiff competition.

"It's a huge honour," he said. "It's the hardest league in the world.

"On a goal like that, you don't really think about it. You just want to make the most of it and see what happens. But you need a bit of luck as well.

"It was the first title I won and it was a huge moment for Manchester United. What I like about that goal is the whole story that was behind it."

Indeed, that goal was just one of 26 the Dutchman managed in the league that season as United claimed the title.

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The question remains, though, does Van Persie's volley deserve to be considered the best in the Premier League era?

Some fans of an Arsenal persuasion would argue RVP's volley for Arsenal against Charlton back in 2006 was an even better finish that the one above.

Meanwhile, there are plenty of incredible strikes from those who presumably voted for the award last night that would also be in the conversation.

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