Arsenal's Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka has admitted that life in the Premier League is much harder than the Bundesliga.
Xhaka, 24, joined the Gunners from Borussia Monchengladbach for a fee in the region of £30 million in the offseason and has helped the London giants to third place in the league.
Despite a tough start to life in England, Xhaka has no regrets over his move, and reckons he has career has moved up a notch since becoming a Gunner.
"Physically the English league is much harder than the Bundesliga," Xhaka told Arsenal Player.
"The tempo is higher and there's lots of pressure, especially here at Arsenal, where there's a lot more expectation than at Monchengladbach.
"But technically and tactically, I think the Bundesliga is on the same level as the Premier League.
"I've watched a lot of Premier League in years gone by and you can see here that the people live for football. The atmosphere in the stadiums is unbelievable and it's really fun to play here.
"The pitches are cut really well and I'm pleased that I've taken this step."
The Swiss international will be hoping to make Arsene Wenger's starting XI when they entertain Swansea City on Saturday at the Emirates Stadium.