"Of course I understand how the tie with Arsenal will be billed but I'm here at Twente for the longer term," he said. "Whatever happens ... the only thing I'm interested in is the game, our team and me learning a little bit more about them.
"I really don't know how I am perceived in England and I really don't care. People talk about pressure and your image ... I'm not bothered ... I know what I am and who I am ... This is a great challenge and many people have phoned me to say 'We admire you because of the gamble you have taken'. Except I don't see it that way."