The United midfielder is yet to start a Premier League game under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, but started in the 5-0 Champions League victory over RB Leipzig in midweek.
There has been much discussion about the Dutchman’s playing time since his £35million summer transfer from Ajax, though Solskjaer has insisted “Donny will play an important part this season”.
The 23-year-old is hoping to build on the Leipzig display as he suggested he has much more to offer United.
“Players always want to play games. Training is also nice, but the games… this is why you’re playing football,” he told United’s official website ahead of this weekend’s meeting with Arsenal.
“I think a lot of games [means] we can improve always and I am sure that we will win more if we stay in the focus.
“Arsenal have showed that they have really good players, and I mean we need to be focused. We won [on Wednesday] and everybody’s happy and it’s good for the confidence and everything, but now we must go on to that game.
“A lot of big games are coming up now. A lot of games. We need to stay in the focus and then I’m sure that we make more nice wins.”
Van de Beek also lauded teammate Marcus Rashford for his actions on and off the field, with the United striker hitting a hat-trick against Leipzig to cap a week in which he has campaigned further for free school meals.