Arsenal playmaker Santi Cazorla is still at a loss to explain how the Gunners managed to sign Germany international Mesut Ozil this summer.
Ozil has made an instant impact at the Emirates Stadium since completing his £42.4m move from Real Madrid in September - and Cazorla, who has missed the last few weeks with an ankle injury, is relishing the prospect of playing with his new teammate for the first time.
"I was amazed, but not only with the fact that he had signed for us," Cazorla told Diario AS. "I was also surprised that Madrid had allowed him to leave.
"He is a fantastic signing for Arsenal, a great player who has come in with humility and a desire just to help the team but he is a different player and there is a touch of genius there sometimes."
Ozil spent three seasons at Real Madrid after impressing at the 2010 World Cup finals while contracted to Werder Bremen.
Since moving to Arsenal, he has scored one goal in his first five appearances and also weighed in with several assists.
The Gunners currently top the Premier League table, having picked up 16 points from their opening seven matches.