The 31-year-old has been restricted to 13 minutes of first-team action so far this season.
â€śI have personally a great respect for Andrey Arshavin because sometimes some wrong ideas are circulated about him - that he doesnâ€™t care, but itâ€™s completely the opposite. Heâ€™s a 200 per cent professional who works very hard in training every day,â€ť he told Arsenal Player.
â€śAt the moment heâ€™s a victim of the high level of competition that exists for places. He has a huge respect from everybody in the dressing room, and especially from the staff.
â€śI feel heâ€™s unhappy that he doesnâ€™t play because deeply he loves football and he practices every day with 100 per cent commitment. Iâ€™m happy to give him some competition on Wednesday night.â€ť