We travel to the Emirates for the second time this season later, looking to make progress in the competition and, at the same time, avenge our narrow Premier League defeat earlier in the campaign.
And the Belgian international, who started for us against the Gunners back on September 1, believes our decent run of form means the timing of this weekend’s third round tie suits us.
“We’ve had big games for the last couple of weeks so it’s a good time,” said the 24-year-old.
“We’re making good progress and now we’re ready to confront Arsenal.
“When we lost 1-0 there we were a little bit unlucky – we had chances to score, but this time I think it’s going to be an open game with two teams who want to win the game because it’s knockout match.
“We have to go for the win. The FA Cup is a big competition but I think every competition is big. It’s important for the club to play in the FA Cup and it’s also good for me.”