The Gunners midfielder has wished his side good luck ahead of the second leg of their Champions League play-off.
Talk of Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Barcelona and more should not faze the five-time winners of the European Cup.
Modibo Diakite will no longer be a Sunderland player by the weekend.
Here's the Arsenal team to take on Besiktas this evening, kick-off at 19:45 GMT.
On the 27th August 2013 what were the stories that dominated the football landscape? Including Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United.
With money being thrown about all over the place this summer, Liverpool have managed to pull of a remarkable transfer.
Chelsea players and a rumoured Manchester United target are among those to have been called up for England's under-19s.
According to speculation today, Arsenal are closing in on a deal to sign Atletico Madrid defender Toby Alderweireld
Reports in Spain claim that Southampton and Sevilla are in advanced talks over loan move for midfielder Gaston Ramirez, with the La Liga side having the option to make the deal permanent.
Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed his desire to keep Andros Townsend at Tottenham Hotspur, but the winger could be used as an impact player.