Arsène Wenger believes his side have learnt some valuable lessons from their defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford.

The Gunners went into the game on the back of a 15-game unbeaten run away from home but saw that ended by Robin van Persie’s first-half header.

While Wenger was disappointed with the result, he says it will spur the Gunners on for the rest of the campaign.

I know we have enough quality to decide games in our favour, so let's focus on putting in a top-level performance and then you have a very good chance

Arsène Wenger

“What I learnt from my team was that we have the potential to play at the top level,” he said. “In the first half, we played with the handbrake, that means we still want to strengthen that belief.

“I watched the game again - Manchester United had two shots on target, one of them was the goal.

“[The fact] we could restrict them to very few chances away from home, that will hopefully teach us a lesson that in the next big games [that we must] play on full cylinders from the start.

“Before every game you have to accept you can win, lose or draw. But I know we have enough quality to decide games in our favour, so let's focus on putting in a top-level performance and then you have a very good chance to win.”

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 22 Nov 2013