The Spanish midfielder was named as the north London club’s new captain in the summer following Thomas Vermaelen’s departure to Barcelona.
He’s the captain now so he knows a lot of what’s going on
And Oxlade-Chamberlain says that the 32-year-old is always quick to help new arrivals a the club settle in.
“Mikel is always the father to everyone in the team – the English boys as well,” Oxlade-Chamberlain told Arsenal Player.
“He’s always the go-to guy for the new Spanish players because he’s been around the squad and he’s the captain now so he knows a lot of what’s going on. He’s helped all the Spanish boys out.”
Veteran midfielder Arteta is currently recovering from a calf injury.
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