"I am definitely a better player now. Technically I am better and overall I think that I have improved a lot."
The attacking midfielder also remarked: "All the Dutch players who have been at Arsenal are fantastic players. You can take from every side of their game and learn how to play. I hope I can be one of those.
"Unfortunately I never managed to speak with Dennis Bergkamp because I arrived when he was leaving. Maybe in the future I can speak with him. But Robin van Persie is quite a good friend of mine, he talks with me a lot and is a good help to me.
"Hopefully I can be as good as him one day."