The France Under-21 international was rewarded with a new long-term contract at Emirates Stadium at the start of the year.
But he told L'Equipe: "In July, I met the coach and he told me I am a full member of the team and he relies on me. Looking at who we have signed, they have trust in me.
"When I didn't play in the first three matches it made me think about it. But I know I will get an opportunity and I will seize it.
"Arteta, Diaby and Cazorla are great players, who have more experience than me. But during training sessions every morning I am not behind them.
"I am 21-years-old, I know I cannot be patient any more. This year is the right season to make a name for myself at Arsenal.
"I have given myself six months and then I will take stock. If I see it is blocked, I will go somewhere else. But for now I know I have the qualities to make a name for myself at Arsenal."