Mikel Arteta says the "Arsenal philosophy" attracted him to join the club from Everton on transfer deadline day.

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Arteta, 29, is poised to make his debut for the Gunners against Swansea on Sunday having arrived from Everton for £10 million last week. And the Spanish midfielder is eager to make an impact at a club he feels plays the most attractive football in the Premier League.

He told Arsenal Player: "I can't wait to start playing. I can't wait to play at the Emirates, I think it's an unbelievable stadium. I'm so excited. I have always been a big admirer of the Arsenal philosophy, the way they play, the way they do the job, and it's always exciting watching Arsenal play. In England there is no better team to watch than Arsenal.

"Hopefully I will not take long to adapt but obviously you need to meet new characters, new personalities and new players with different abilities so you need to pick that up as soon as possible to get an understanding on the pitch. But I have been watching a few videos and have got some work done before training and hopefully that will help me."