Wojciech Szczesny says it is important for Arsenal to respond quickly to Sunday’s narrow defeat to Manchester United.

The Gunners’ 15-game unbeaten run away from home was ended by Robin van Persie’s first-half strike at Old Trafford.

It’s important for us to get back to winning ways as quickly as we can and make the difference at the top of the table bigger

Wojciech Szczesny

Arsène Wenger’s side remain two points clear at the top of the table and Szczesny is confident their momentum will not be halted by the result.

“I thought it was a very even game and it looked like a 0-0 to me,” he told Arsenal Player. “It probably would have been a fair result but they scored a good goal from a set-piece so we'll take that on the chin and try to move on.

“I think we controlled the game in the second half. But they set up to defend more than anything else and we were always going to take control of the game with our passing. I don't think there were a lot of chances in the whole 90 minutes but they took the one they had and that made the difference.

“Of course [we’re still in a good position]. The other teams dropped points this week as well but we didn't want to drop three points - we came here for all them and we're disappointed about not getting it.

“It’s important for us to get back to winning ways as quickly as we can and make the difference at the top of the table bigger.”

Copyright 2014 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source Rob Kelly 11 Nov 2013