By Joe Brewin

Mikel Arteta says former Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas has helped him adjust to life at Emirates Stadium.

Arteta arrived at the Club on transfer deadline day as Arsène Wenger looked to bolster his midfield options following the departure of Fabregas to Barcelona in the summer.

The outgoing and incoming Spaniards have never shared a club but Arteta says their connections have helped him settle into his new life in north London.

“I talked to him the day after I signed the contract and he advised me on two or three things,” said Arteta. “To be honest he was really nice to me.

“He advised me on the areas to live, about the team-mates, about the Club and how good it is and the people here. It was very good.

“We are not friends because we have never played together, but we know each other because we have some friends in common."

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