Squillaci: Low profile helped me settle at Arsenal

Former Sevilla defender Sebastien Squillaci says his low profile has helped him settle at Arsenal.

Former Sevilla defender Sebastien Squillaci says his low profile has helped him settle at Arsenal.

Squillaci has already captained the Gunners and only three players - Alex Song, Gael Clichy and Marouane Chamakh - have started more games for the Club this season.

"Yes, I think it helped [that I was a relative unknown]," Squillaci told Arsenal TV Online.

"I knew a lot of the players and there are a lot of Frenchmen here, which always makes it easier to adapt. There are players here who I have played with for France and also against in the French league and that makes coming here not so hard.

"It's always better coming to a club where you know the players, it helps you if there are any problems and also helps on and off the pitch too.

"Adapting-wise, I knew that it [English football] would be physical with some good sides, playing good football. The strikers are big and strong and it is a great contrast with Spain where the strikers are faster and not so strong. But it's not going too badly. I'm stepping up to the challenge and it's getting easier."

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