And said of those he's played with: "I felt this with maybe four or five players. For example, in Holland with Angelino and Manu Garcia on loan with me in Breda. I was really happy to play with them because they were unbelievable players. In Flamengo we had a few incredible players, like Everton Ribeiro, Rodrigo Caio, Bruno Henrique and also Gabigol so I can say that for the last few years I played with some really top players.
"I think before I got to Arsenal there were three or four players who I thought had unbelievable talent like Aubameyang, Pepe, Laca and Dani but when I came here and saw my new team-mates I saw a lot more players with unbelievable talent. It's not only about the technical talent you have, it's also the tactical talent and the mental talent and character inside the pitch, but you can only really know these things when you are inside the dressing room. played alongside?"