The pair worked together at Malaga.
āI find it strange that some people donāt know about him,ā the Spaniard told the official Arsenal Magazine. āHeās done spectacular things with Malaga and Villarreal in the Champions League. Clubs like City obviously want him for a reason and, ultimately, itās for the job heās done.
āHeās demonstrated he is top class. At whatever team heās been at - Malaga, Villarreal, Real Madrid - heās done well. Heās had those teams playing spectacular football and Iām sure City will be a better team. Iām sure Cityās football will change and will be more offensive.
āIām very happy for him because he deserves to be at a club of that level. Heās getting his reward. Heās been so important to my career.ā