Reyes: Arsenal was step forward
By Patrick Goss
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Jose Antonio Reyes believes he has since grown as a player at Arsenal.Jose Antonio Reyes has admitted he took a leap of faith when he joined Arsenal from Sevilla, but believes he has since grown as a player.
The scintillating Spaniard has not managed to sustain his early season form, but is a firm favourite of The Gunners' faithful, and believes he is steadily improving.
"I'm not sure [why I joined Arsenal] to be honest," he told The Independent.
"But I knew that joining Arsenal was a massive opportunity for me and one that I could not allow to pass. I just went for it.
"I only knew a little bit about Arsenal but what I did know was all very good. I just felt like changing a little from Spain and to go to a different atmosphere.
"The experience of coming abroad and so on. This is a step forward for me and I don't believe that I was too young or inexperienced.
"It has helped me to grow up and to play with the players I'm playing with now can only be good for me.
"The team had to accommodate me and I had to accommodate the team.
"It was just very, very hard. Now the team feels like a family to me, it's good and I feel like I am playing fairly well."