This is Van Persie's first season as skipper and Wenger believes he has thrived in the role - alongside vice-captain Thomas Vermaelen.
"Robin has grown into a great, great player, a great leader," said Wenger. "Thomas is vice-captain so we are bit under the Dutch influence. Before it was French, and English.
"Robin has taken his role very seriously and has become not only a great player but a great leader for the team and credit to him for that."