"Honestly, for me it doesn't matter where I am on the pitch. I try to give 100 per cent regardless of position and wish to show the fans that I am ready to give them my best form," the 28-year-old told the London Evening Standard.
"I have to thank Jean-Marc Guillou, whose academy back in the Ivory Coast I came through as a youngster, for that because he used to ask us to play all over the pitch.
"It means that wherever I am played, it is no problem. It's just very nice to have the chance to give my best for Arsenal.
"We have a lot of youngsters, so a player like me has to be ready at all times to use his experience and set an example."