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Thomas Eisfeld: Mertesacker helped me settle at Arsenal

Thomas Eisfeld says fellow German Per Mertesacker has helped him settle at Arsenal.

The young attacking midfielder joined Arsenal in January from Borussia Dortmund.

"I have settled down very easily because everyone here has been very nice," Eisfeld told Arsenal.com. "It was difficult at the start because I got an injury in my first game [at Swansea], but now everything is good.

"The football in England is quicker and more physical than in Germany. I have spoken to Per Mertesacker a lot, he has given me a lot of advice.

"He is a good guy. He has told me about life in London, and how to be on the pitch, he has been a big help."

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