The 27-year-old Spain international midfielder has won two European Championships with his country and is now expected by voters to make an instant impact in the Premier League
After completing a move worth around £15 million, the stylish playmaker is expected by readers to be a huge hit in the Premier League as he looks to help to end the Gunners' trophy drought.
He amassed a hugely impressive 47.74 per cent of the vote, comfortably coming in ahead of Chelsea newcomer Eden Hazard and Manchester United arrival Shinji Kagawa.
Hazard was second with 20.61%, with much also expected of the Belgium international and two-time Ligue 1 player of the year, who joined for around £32m from Lille.
Japan international Kagawa collected 15.72% of the vote. The former Borussia Dortmund ace played a fundamental role as the German club secured their second consecutive Bundesliga title.
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Just behind the former Cologne man was Liverpool's new striker Fabio Borini on 3.84%. Brendan Rogers knows plenty about the Italian, who was among the players that helped Swansea earn promotion to the Premier League.
Oliver Giroud could be set to replace Robin van Persie at Arsenal and was top scorer in Ligue 1 last season with Montpellier, but achieved only 2% of the vote.
Tottenham new boys Gylfi Sigurdsson and Jan Vertonghen also trailed behind in the poll as they received just 1.89% and 1.63% respectively.
The remaining 1.45% of those who voted opted for a different choice to those mentioned.