Moritz Volz has told of his delight of securing solidity in his career after deciding to leave Arsenal and join Fulham.

The German defender, so impressive in his four month loan spell at Loftus Road, told the Evening Standard that he never really felt part of the Gunners’ first-team squad.

“I didn’t feel part of that top Premiership side. I never really counted myself into the success of Arsenal. I am somebody who doesn’t live on the laurels of other people. I went to the Cup Final last season and watched from the stands. I didn’t feel like I wanted a medal. Then I joined Fulham as a loan player and was looking to go back to Arsenal.

I was still under contract and hoping I would impress them and get a chance when I went back, but that didn’t happen. I was told I would still need to wait my turn so I had to make my mind up. I chose to play regular Premiership football instead of a few games a season.”

Volz has quickly become a firm favourite at Fulham after stepping into the right back position following the departure of Steve Finnan and making the first-team spot his own.

“When I came to Fulham no one expected too much from me and I could play freely. I am pleased I’m here, playing regularly and have got a chance to prove that I am good enough.”