Robert Pires is excited about the makeup of Aston Villa's squad.
Pires insists he is fit to make his debut against Blackburn on Sunday after training for several weeks with former club Arsenal.
"I'm very happy here because I like English football," he told Sky Sports News. "For me it's important to work again. I am ready to play on Sunday against Blackburn, hopefully on the bench.
Asked about his new boss Gerard Houllier, Pires said: 'Like me he is very happy. He needed me and I needed him.
"I'm going to the club with experience. It's a young club and I think it's a good mix."