Van Persie has been in sensational form for Arsenal in this campaign, leading the Premier League top scorers list with 26 goals. The striker has been one of Wenger's most dependable players, and the Frenchman hopes van Persie's performances do not go unnoticed.
"Van Persie is a strong contender, certainly, his focus has always been very great but his consistent presence has not been fantastic." he said to his club's official website.
"It is the first year he has really been consistently on the football and that explains why he deserves completely to be Player of the Year."
The Gunners manager also revealed two other players he felt were worthy of the award should the honour not go to his forward. They were coincidently both from Arsenal's upcoming opposition, Manchester City.
"[Manchester City’s] David Silva has a chance, Joe Hart as well." Wenger stated.
Arsenal will host Manchester City in their Premier League clash tonight [Sunday].