The 31-year old midfielder signed a two-year deal with the Potters after coming out of contract with Fulham and was quick to speak highly of his new club.
"Obviously a big factor was the manager itself under Mark Hughes and his team," he said.
"I worked with them before at Fulham briefly.
"I was with (Potters first team coach) Eddie Niedzwiecki when I was at Arsenal as a youngster. So I knew what I was going to be getting day-to-day from them and obviously the club itself.
"It's a club that I've respected over many years. Coming up to the Britannia and playing there has always been a hard game but to come out there as the home team will now be a big buzz."
For breaking stories and all the great banter like us on Facebook: facebook.com/tribalfootball