He made his second appearance in an Arsenal shirt in Tuesday night’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.
“The real shock was the difference in football between the Dutch league and the Premier League. It’s a big change in level so I feel I need to get used to the style of the game here.
“I 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 it’s often very difficult to understand what people are saying!”