Van Persie convinced Arsenal can win open title race
Van Persie is insisting the north London outfit have learned from mistakes they have made in the past and are ready to reclaim their standing at the summit of English football.
"We're very encouraged by other teams dropping points," he said, with Arsenal currently sitting fourth in the Premier League table and holding a game in hand on all of the sides above them.
"As long as we stay consistent against the smaller teams. We need to keep winning the three points against them.
"Last season we had some bad spells. We had four draws as well back-to-back so we have to avoid that."