Sead Kolasinac has admitted he was nervous around Arsene Wenger when he first arrived at Arsenal, but says the coach and his team-mates have helped him settle in.
The left-back has become a fan favourite since arriving on a free transfer from Schalke, playing in all but one of their Premier League games so far and scoring in the 3-1 Europa League win over Koln.
Kolasinac feels he has developed well at the Emirates Stadium and is happy working alongside his new manager.
“It is really a lot of fun to work alongside a manager like Wenger. He has been here ever since I can remember," he told Arsenal's website.
“At the start, maybe I was a bit nervous to work alongside him. The fact that he speaks German really helps me – it made it a lot easier again for me to settle in here. He is good to work with.
“The season is young but I am happy with how I’ve developed and how I have started. But I have got more potential to get better and I want to show that in the coming games.”
The 24-year-old Bosnia-Herzegovina international's performances were praised by team-mate Jack Wilshere, who called him a "natural-born winner" and "a monster".
But the defender was quick to credit his fellow Gunners stars for his bright start to life in north London
“The main reason is the way the team have welcomed me here,” he said. “It helps you on the pitch when you know they have accepted you and accepted you in the way they have.
"That’s definitely been the main reason for it."