The 28-year-old striker has scored a goal 38 times this season, including 34 goals in all competitions for Arsenal.The Dutch international, who the Premier League top scorer, said: “If other people say it is something special, but it is even more special when your opponents say it is.
“If they make their minds I’m the best player there is a great honor.”
Van Persie, who is inspiring for Arsene Wenger’s side, was soon the importance of his teammates to recognize. “Without them I would not have achieved,” he said. “For example, Theo Walcott, he has me more than 12 assists, and I really appreciate it.
Van Persie is enjoying his most productive season since signing for Arsenal in 2004, largely helped by a fertile switch in the center-forward role.
“To be honest, when I first went there I was not really so sure and I was not really sure I could do,” he added.
“It took some time, but after a few months I have slowly I realized it would be a good work to do.”
Van Persie won the award ahead of Manchester United Wayne Rooney, Scott Parker from Manchester City and Tottenham trio Sergio Aguero, Joe Hart and David Silva.
Tottenham and England defender Kyle Walker has been named the PFA Young Player of the Year.
Manchester City had the most representatives in the team of the year, with four on the list – Joe Hart, Vincent Kompany, David Silva and Yaya Toure.
Premier League Team of the Year: Joe Hart (Manchester City), Kyle Walker (Tottenham), Vincent Kompany (Manchester City), Fabricio Coloccini (Newcastle), Leighton Baines (Everton), David Silva (Manchester City), Yaya Toure (Man city), Gareth Bale (Tottenham), Scott Parker (Tottenham), Robin van Persie (Arsenal), Wayne Rooney (Manchester United).