Crystal Palace new boy Yaya Sanogo says the atmosphere created by the home supporters during the win over Tottenham Hotspur swayed his decision to swap Arsenal for Selhurst Park.
The Eagles confirmed the six-month loan signing of Sanogo on Tuesday with the France Under-21 international hoping to inspire a surge away from the relegation zone during the second half of the campaign.
Sanogo was present for Palace's first Premier League win since November against Tottenham on Saturday in Alan Pardew's first home game in charge, and the Arsenal youngster says the level of support from the home faithful convinced him to move.
"I am feeling good. I have signed for six months and I am very excited and happy," he said. "Last week I went to the game against Tottenham, it was a good game and it was a good performance.
"It was a very good atmosphere and I was very happy when I watched the game against Tottenham. My ambition is to work hard and every day I try to play.
"[It is a chance to play regularly], especially for my adaptation to the league. I spoke to the manager; he told me if I work hard, I play - so I have to improve daily at training."
Sanogo had appeared likely to join French side Bordeaux during the January transfer window after coach Willy Sagnol admitted a deal was close but Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger insisted the player move to a Premier League rival.
The 6ft 3in Frenchman has netted just one goal in six appearances in all competitions, against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League, and his opportunities have been significantly reduced since the return from injury of Olivier Giroud.
Though Sanogo is one of five players to leave Arsenal during the January window, the club are expected to bring in fresh faces themselves, with Wenger contracting on improving his defence.