Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has challenged his team to prove they have learned their lessons by beating FC Basel in the Champions League on Wednesday.
The Gunners are up against the Swiss champions in their second Champions League game of the season, and Wenger says he wants his team to show they have learnt from past mistakes.
“In life, you can only show that you have learned. Last year we went to Leicester and won 5-2 and three days later we lost at home to Olympiakos, 3-2.
“So we have to go from different competitions to different competitions and produce the same performance.
“We have to show we are capable of being consistent but also ambitious. It means let’s put even more effort in.
“As well I think the team is on the way up. It’s important not to have a setback, an unexpected setback, and we keep the quality very high in our performance.”
Wenger also believes given Basel’s credentials, it would be best if they don’t underrate the Swiss champions.
“It’s the team who dominates the Swiss championship for years, who has excellent results in England because they have beaten everybody in England – Man United and Chelsea and Liverpool.
“They have experience and we face a team who is well organised, not under pressure as they dominate always their league.
“They know they will come back in the Champions League again next season.”