New Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka says he was convinced by former Gunners Havard Nordtveit, Johan Djourou and Philippe Senderos to join the club.
The 23-year-old became Arsenal's first summer signing after completing his move from Borussia Monchengladbach and is determined to become a leader in what he described as a "family club".
"I spoke with [Nordtveit] about Arsenal and he told me it's a big club, a family club and it's very important for me to come here," Xhaka told the club's official website.
"Philippe [Senderos] played here and I play with him in the national team. Johan [Djourou] and Philippe have only told me positive things.
"Arsenal is Arsenal. It's not a small club, it's a very big club and it's like a family.
"It's very good for me because I love my family and to have another family here is very good."