"Now there's the likes of Podolski, Giroud, Cazorla and Mikel Arteta.
"The boss has done excellently. He's bought well. These players are proper footballers - they understand the game and they've been around.
"You look at someone like Lukas Podolski, he's got over 100 caps for his country.
"They're top players and it's easy to come into a team where they understand football so well.
"To play with someone like Santi Cazorla is so easy. He understands football, even little things like the pace of the pass he gives you, and his movement is outstanding."