"I just had a gut instinct that the right move for me would be joining Arsenal. It was my decision.
"I thought about where the best place would be for me to develop as a player, and that was Arsenal.
"I don't think too many people wouldn't look forward to coming under the guidance of Arsene Wenger and playing next to someone like Cesc Fabregas.
"Arsene is a great manager and Cesc can make something happen out of nothing on the pitch."