Toral: Arteta told me good things about Rangers

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Jon Toral says he got good reports about Rangers from Arsenal youth teammate Gedion Zelalam and former skipper Mikel Arteta.

The Spaniard played for the Scottish club between 2002 and 2004, and on his return from a difficult spell with Granada, the 21 year old is looking to get going in Glasgow in the second half of the season.

“I’m really happy to be here and I can’t wait to get started,” he said.

“I know Gedion Zelalem had a great time here last season when he was on loan from Arsenal, so that was on my mind.

“I spoke to Mikel Arteta as well and he told me I would enjoy my time here, so that helped me take the decision.

“He told me how big this club is and how well looked after I would be here. That’s good to know from players who have been here in the past.

“Playing in front of 50,000 fans every week is only going to make me better and help set me up for the rest of my career.”

Toral’s contract with Arsenal expires this June, and it’s likely that he’ll be allowed leave the club, but there’s no doubt he’s a talented player who will go on to have a good career elsewhere.

Good luck to him during the loan spell.

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