Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira is looking forward to the busy festive schedule as it brings back good memories.
The Uruguayan is preparing for his second winter in England but has long been an admirer of the Christmas fixtures.
Arsenal are gearing up for a busy schedule that will see them take on the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea and Everton, as the games come thick and fast.
"There were so many things that I enjoyed [about English football growing up] but particularly the festive game over the Christmas and New Year period," Torreira said as quoted by the club's official website.
"It doesn't really happen in other countries and I can remember those festive times at home, getting up early. Even though they've played in the afternoon here, they were screened in the morning in Uruguay because of the time difference.
"I remember some great games, lots of goals. For the football coverage where I lived, there was an Argentine commentator who had a very unique way of calling goals. He had a particular chant for every player from each team. That's something I really remember!"
Managerial uncertainty still lingers at the Emirates, with reports indicating the club is close to agreeing on a deal with former player Mikel Arteta to become their next manager.
The club has struggled in the Premier League in recent matches, managing a single win in their last 12 matches in all competitions.
Arsenal next four fixtures
- 21 December: Everton (A)
- 26 December: Bournemouth (A)
- 29 December: Chelsea (H)
- 1 January: Man United (H)