According to Arteta: “I talked to him the day after I signed the contract and he advised me on two or three things.
“To be honest he was really nice to me. “He advised me on the areas to live, about the team-mates, about the Club and how good it is and the people here. It was very good.
“We are not friends because we have never played together, but we know each other because we have some friends in common." The 29-year-old midfielder enthused.