By Nick Teale
 
Cesc Fabregas says it is important for Arsenal to pick themselves up after defeat at Sunderland, starting with a win over Standard Liege.
 
The Spaniard believes the team started well at the Stadium of Light but accepts it is always difficult to win away from home after an international break.
 
"We started to play very well in the first half. We had some chances but we didn't take them as we should have done," he said.
 
"It is always difficult to play away from home when you come back from an international break with so many hours of travelling.
 
"We have to pick ourselves up and show that we are a good team and we are all together and that starts from tomorrow with a good win and a good performance.
 
"We just have to be positive for the next game and learn from the mistakes."
 
Fabregas says Arsenal know they can score goals at any point in a match but believes the team must learn defensive lessons from the trip to Sunderland.
 
"I think definitely the most important thing that we have to improve on is defending the set pieces.

"Our main priority is to go forward and score goals but when you see that you are creating chances but the ball doesn't go in, the most important thing is that as a team you don't concede. We know that we can score goals right up until the last minute."

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