Shkodran Mustafi insists Arsenal must use their performance in Sunday’s goalless draw at Chelsea as a platform for success this season.
The Gunners took their first Premier League point from Stamford Bridge since 2011 as they held the reigning champions to a 0-0 stalemate.
Arsenal arguably could have won the game as Aaron Ramsey hit a post and Alexandre Lacazette blazed the rebound over from close-range, before David Luiz was shown a straight red card for Chelsea in the closing stages for a foul on Sead Kolasinac.
Despite having to settle for a share of the spoils, Arsene Wenger’s side were much better than in the recent 4-0 defeat at Liverpool before the international break.
Now Mustafi, who saw a second-half header ruled out for offside, told the club’s website: “We are a team that are willing to learn.
“I think that we have to try and build from something and I think we can build form this performance because we were really well organised when we didn’t have the ball.
“When we had the ball, we played some brilliant one-touch football. I think we can build from this. We played against the champions of last season and if you play like this, I think you’ll get a lot of points. We can build from that.”
Arsenal host Doncaster in the third round of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night before West Brom are the visitors to the Emirates Stadium next Monday, live on Sky Sports.
Mustafi believes the momentum gleaned from a strong performance against a major rival must now roll on into their upcoming matches.
“I love playing in the Premier League because you can see that everyone is going to try and win, try and perform,” he added.
“I think in the end, even though we didn’t get the three points, we performed and now we can go with that into the next game.”