"I am like them, [the fans] I feel the same. I want it as badly as them and it can be frustrating when it does not happen," Van Persie told the Sunday Mirror.
"I think positively, though and the fans should do that as well. The club has gone too long without winning anything and we are doing everything we can to change it.
"When I joined, the team were winning things for fun and in my first year here we won the FA Cup and that was really special for me.
"If we could achieve it this year it would be an even bigger achievement considering how unlucky we have been with injuries."