The midfielder didn't make a single appearance in the Premier League during his five year stint with the Gunners.
He told the Evening Chronicle: "I don't think you can enjoy it.
"You can enjoy it afterwards and look back, but when you go there it is a massive team opportunity for us.
"I know they have been in good home form and they're a good side but as we showed against Man City we can beat anybody on a given day.
"It's up to us to prepare properly.
"They haven't had a game for a little while either.
"They went out to Dubai for a training camp but we have prepared like we do for every game and I don't see why we can't go there with confidence to get a result."
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