He made his second appearance in an Arsenal shirt in Tuesday nightâ€™s Carling Cup win over Bolton and he believes he is settling into his new life at Emirates Stadium well - even if he does have trouble understanding the language.
â€śThe real shock was the difference in football between the Dutch league and the Premier League. Itâ€™s a big change in level so I feel I need to get used to the style of the game here.
â€śI was trying to speak English in Holland, because I had to, so my use of the language improved. But then it was a real shock to see the difference in accent here in London, and itâ€™s often very difficult to understand what people are saying!â€ť