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" It could be very costly if you don't have a clear mind during a tournament. "
" Every Monday, we're asked to undertake jump tests to check the conditions of our muscles. There's nothing you can hide. Once a week, they do urine tests, and your body fat percentage is tested regularly. The doctors cover all bases. "
" It's in my head that I am a leader, and captaining Monchengladbach was very good for me. "
" I remember I was young, and the first game I watched was in the Premier League. It's a big dream for me, and now that I'm here, I am very, very happy. "
" A club like Arsenal, it's normal that expectations are high. This club must compete for titles, and that's what we want to do. "
" To have six years of professional football under my belt already is really something. "
" I've picked up quite a few yellow cards in the last few years - a few reds, too. That was the case as a youth player as it is now. But I don't see it as a problem. That's how I play. If you take that away, then I wouldn't be where I am now. So I don't think the yellow cards or the red cards are too big of an issue. "
" I guess I'd say I'm quite an aggressive player. Fair but aggressive, someone who likes the tough stuff. "
" I like to play football. I'm an aggressive player and also a leader. "
" Actually, it's normal when you come to a new club and country: you need to get used to the language, the philosophy of the team, the squad, the coach. "
" Individual quality doesn't decide games for us but the whole team. "
" The fans are amazing. I'm really happy here at Arsenal, and I'm going to do my best for this club. "
" When I went to Gladbach from Basel in 2012, I put a lot of pressure on myself at first, and it was too heavy. I will not put any pressure on myself at Arsenal, even though the transfer fee was high. "
" I think in football everything is possible. "
" The family is our greatest luxury. "
" If you win, you're heroes. But if you don't, then you're losers. That might sound harsh, but that's the way it is. "
" You have to be completely there in every game, and as soon as you drop your level even one per cent, you concede goals. "
" My dad played football, too, in the former Yugoslavia. "
" In football, you just have to develop yourself. "
" My game is about being aggressive, and I'm not the same player if you take that away from me. "
" I never hesitate to go into a tackle, and I don't go onto the pitch to pull out of a challenge. "
" What happens here, the daily agenda of Arsenal, is very different from what I experienced in Monchengladbach. "
" I play with a lot of emotion because I'm a passionate guy, and I play with that passion. I love playing that way. Sometimes you're late onto the ball, sometimes you're not. Sometimes you make contact with the guy when you tackle him, sometimes not. It's a sport where individual duels are vital, so I don't see it as a problem. "
" I still want to improve in every way. I'm a young player. I want to work, and that's my aim: to improve in every single aspect of my play. "
" I think, when a manager has been at a club for more than 20 years, he can only have a positive impact. "
" We are young; we are naive with money. Money can go fast. If anyone thinks he is something better just because he has more money in the account, then he can very quickly fall on your face. "
" I knew before I arrived that the pressure at a club that challenges for the title grows quickly. The season is long; we'll become stronger with every game. "
" I've had four beautiful years at Monchengladbach and owe the club a lot. "
" Everyone fights for everyone else. If someone has a bad day, then the others are there for him. And if a player makes a mistake, then the others can compensate for that. Those sorts of things are crucial at this level, and it's really important that we perform as a unit. "
" The expectations are high, so we know: If we do not meet them, there is criticism. We have high expectations ourselves. We are not happy with fourth, third, or second, either. "
" I am still young; I am still fresh, and I want more. "