When leaving VfL Wolfsburg this summer, Van de Ven had the choice between Spurs and the Reds.
"I don't think we have fear for another team. It would be strange if you have fear for another team," he told the Mirror. "If you go into a game and are like 'what a team they have' then I don't think it is positive.
"We are building together something we want to reach this season. I think it is going really well and we help each other. We fight for each other and we have to keep that going. I think it's maybe going to be a nice year.
"It was a difficult game. Of course, Arsenal had chances. We also had chances. You always want more, you always want the three points. But at the end we have one point and we have to build on to Liverpool."