Arsenal were dumped out of the competition last season by Bayern.
"Last year we went out on away goals, so this year we've got to be a bit more intelligent and stay in the game.
"The Champions League is the pinnacle for any player and luckily at Arsenal we get to play in it, it is what we work for every year for these big games. I remember my first big test, against Barcelona, and we won and it was probably the best of my career up to date. These are the games you want to be involved in and we will definitely be ready tomorrow.
"Our Premier League run will help. Okay, we lost to Liverpool but before that we were on a good run, we have been brilliant this season - especially at home - and we need to make that count tomorrow."