Samir Nasri and Cesc Fabregas are still expected to depart in the coming days, leaving Van Persie as the stand-out player in a side that he still expects to challenge even if those players are not replaced.
"Van Persie will be captain tomorrow," he said. "I have not even thought about that [who will be captain this season]. I think there is not a lot more to say about that.
"I can understand your interest about the captaincy but my interest is tomorrow's game. Anything else is speculation."