Mikael Silvestre accepts his limited role at Arsenal.
The former Manchester United defender is set for a fresh chance with Gael Clichy and Kieran Gibbs injured.
Silvestre said: "It is always difficult to stay on the bench, but that is part of playing at the high level.
"You have to get on with it, and that is what I have been doing.
"It is always a test, whether you will be ready when it is going to be your time and you never know when that will be."