The Gunners hitman comes into the championships in Poland and Ukraine on the back of a prolific 2011-12 campaign, but the Schalke attacker has been equally as impressive in front of goal this season, giving coach Bert van Marwijk a selection headache.
Van Persie was given the nod to start up top against Slovakia in a warm-up friendly last week, which ended 2-0 in the Netherlands' favor, but he still harbors doubts over being given a starting place by the Oranje boss during the tournament.
"I do not know if I am the No.1 striker," he told OnsOranje. "I really do not know. Nobody knows that yet. Van Marwijk will go for a striker who works well with the midfield, but that can also be Klaas.
"In recent years, he has developed very well, but I can develop too. There is always room for improvement."
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