The 27-year-old has taken time to glean all he can about the Gunners from compatriot Tomas Rosicky and said: "I have been speaking to Tomas about the game on international duty.
"We have had a few jokes about it, but we are both looking forward to the game. As soon as I heard the draw, I thought of Tomas.
"It will be a difficult game, but this is football and we know if you are to be successful, you need to win those games.
"That's why you play, to test yourself against the best players. It will be a big game for us and hopefully it will be a winning game for us."