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Arteta helping me settle at Arsenal - Santos

Arsenal defender Andre Santos has revealed that Mikel Arteta has helped him adapt to life in England.

The Brazilian left-back joined the Gunners from Turkish club Fenerbahce last summer and says that the former Everton ace has been very helpful in assisting him settle in London.

"Mikel Arteta is Spanish and our languages are quite similar so he is helping me the most," Santos said.

"He is always giving me instructions about the Premier League. He played for Everton for a long time and arrived at Arsenal at the same time as I did so he helped me settle.

"We're always messing around in the changing room, on the pitch during the warm up.

"He's always saying something to make me laugh or calling me nicknames but it's always good-spirited, with no harm.

"We work together every day and need these moments of distraction."

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