The England international admits his side's resolve is set to be fully tested during a difficult run of fixtures but insists the Gunners will rise to the challenge
The north London side face Fulham, Tottenham and Montpellier at the Emirates Stadium before trips to take on Aston Villa and Everton.
But the 23-year-old says Arsene Wenger's side are prepared for these tests, as they look to overcome a mixed start to the campaign.
“It is going to be a tough month for us now,” he told Arsenal Player. “It is going to test us all, not just physically but mentally as well, and I think we are ready for it.”
The England international also declared his happiness with earning a draw from Tuesday's clash with Schalke, despite having held a two-goal lead.
“Schalke came at us in the second half and we found it difficult to be honest," he explained. “But we dug deep and before the game we probably would have taken a point.
“When you come to a difficult place with a difficult atmosphere, against a good team who beat us at home, [it was great] to get the two early goals. It is just a shame we couldn't kill it off, but it was a good point in the end.”
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