Van Persie admitted: "Physically I can't play a full 90 minutes yet but I'm getting there and I just need match fitness now.
"I need three or four games to really get back into my stride but I will give everything I have whenever I'm out on the pitch.
"It has been a very frustrating season for me.
"It started really well but now all I ever seem to do is talk about injuries. Yet I don't feel as though I'm an injury-prone person.
"I suffered a thigh injury in October and then I came back too soon for the Carling Cup semi-final against Spurs and was out for another two months.
"I take full responsibility for that. It was all my fault.
"I was too emotionally involved because I was desperate to play."