He is determined to adopt an attacking approach at home against Arsene Wenger's free-scoring team.
The former Republic of Ireland manager said: "I won't be sat here on Saturday complaining 'we didn't have a go at them'.
"I won't be sat with a beer in my hand thinking 'we just let them just roll us over and tickle our belly'.
"I watched AZ Alkmaar at Arsenal, a fellow Champions League team, who over the last few years have won their league, have been fabulous and have some great footballers in there.
"Yet they got slapped completely when playing one up front, sitting back. They got played through, round, over, they just got mullered completely. We will try and play on the front foot."