The Gunners star is tipped by many to dominate the tournament.
Van Persie's form going into the tournament has made manager Bert van Marwijk's selection of a centre forward an easy one, but the Gunners hit-man made it clear he needed support if his team were to succeed.
"I love to approach the ball and combine through the defence but the coach hammers (home) that one or two of us need to bring depth to the game every time we attack," said Van Persie.
"I have to be aware of that but if I switch enough between both choices it makes me less predictable for defenders.
"But I want to fill in this role my way, I am stubborn in that. I am convinced that it will work out my way."