O’Shea told the Mirror: “It was a good wake-up call for us. We’d been comfortable and played well in the four league games up to that match and thought we could go out against Arsenal and do the same.
“But you really have to be focused against the teams at the higher end of the league and perhaps we weren’t as focused as in years gone by.
“We just have to ensure we are 100 per cent focused in the future. We improved our home form last season, but if we’re going to be champions we’ll have to improve it again this season.
“It’s certainly achievable and what we’re striving for. We need to go on a long winning stretch at home.”