"Last year I missed too many games and I am still disappointed about it," the Dutchman told arsenal.com. "But that is life. That is football and things can happen. I accepted it.
"This is a new year with new chances. Hopefully I can be injury-free this year. Last year I played 16 games and scored seven goals - that is nearly one out of two. It is not too bad.
"I just want to have the same results this season with a few more matches."