Arteta revealed that former Arsenal skipper Cesc Fabregas advised him on how to adjust to life at the club.
He said: "I talked to him the day after I signed the contract and he helped me on two or three things. He was really nice to me.
"He advised me on the areas to live, about the team-mates, about the club and how good they are, the people at the club. It was very good."