Cologne - Despite only joining FC Bayern München a month ago following a four-year stint with Serie A side Juventus, you won't hear Arturo Vidal complaining of homesickness.
Ahead of the Chile international midfielder’s showdown with former club Bayer 04 Leverkusen on Matchday 3, bundesliga.com has taken to Twitter to find out how the 28-year-old family man has been getting on in his new Bavarian surrounds...
Following an eventful summer that included helping Chile lift their maiden Copa America title on home soil, Vidal jetted off to Munich to pen a four-year deal with the record German champions.
Una nueva etapa...un nuevo sueño...allá vamos Munich!!! pic.twitter.com/isU2anR4q8— Arturo Vidal (@kingarturo23) July 26, 2015
Translation: A new chapter, a new dream, here we go Munich!
Business as usual
The tough-tackling midfielder got straight to work on his first day at FC Bayern's Säbener Straße training base.
En mi primer día de entrenamiento muy feliz!!!😉😉😉 pic.twitter.com/fopjvIKrdC— Arturo Vidal (@kingarturo23) July 29, 2015
Translation: On my first day of training. Very happy!
The first of many
After Vidal's first competitive outing in a Bayern shirt ended in a penalty shoot-out defeat to VfL Wolfsburg in the Supercup, the no-nonsense No.23 helped his new employers to a comfortable 3-0 win over AC Milan in the semi-finals of the Audi Cup.
Translation: First win! Now time to recover for tomorrow!
The 2015 Copa America was thriving on the pitch, but off it his heart was yearning for his other half.
No dejo de mirar el celular esperando que llegues amor de mi vida te extraño mucho!!!😍😍😍 pic.twitter.com/BRlBB91et5— Arturo Vidal (@kingarturo23) August 5, 2015
Translation: Can’t stop looking at my phone hoping that you’ll call, my love. Miss you so much!
Audi Cup tonic
Having disposed of Milan with consummate ease, Vidal's Bayern earned a last-gasp win over Real Madrid CF in the final of the Audi Cup.
Translation: First celebration… many more to come. What a team!
Ahead of the start of the 2015/16 Bundesliga campaign, Vidal and his family headed into town to get familiar with their new home.
Paseando por el centro de Munchen con mi hermosa familia...Gracias Dios !!! pic.twitter.com/s8Rihm3LnC— Arturo Vidal (@kingarturo23) August 10, 2015
Translation: Walking through the centre of Munich with my family. Thank you God!
The Vidal clan had plenty to celebrate on 11 August.
Celebrando el cumpleaños de mi sobrino Manuel🎂🎈🎈🎊🎉 y mi hijo Alonso!!! pic.twitter.com/ov4eAFNSfm— Arturo Vidal (@kingarturo23) August 11, 2015
Translation: Celebrating my nephew Manuel’s and my son Alonso’s birthdays!!!
No pain, no gain
While Munich baked in the sun, Vidal stepped up his preparations for his long-awaited Bundesliga return.
Translation: Working hard to make this season even better than the last!!!
Off to a flier
Those preparations paid off as Bayern kicked off their title defence with a 5-0 home win over Hamburger SV.
Translation: Really good start! Now to keep it going - the season is long!!!
With Munich's world-famous beer festival on the horizon, Vidal and his fellow Bayern newcomers got kitted out in traditional Lederhosen.
Translation: Photo shoot!!!
A pre-meal snap in more contemporary attire followed...
Camino a cenar con mi amorcito y mis compadres!!!🍴🍴 pic.twitter.com/b9mpG3Yioe— Arturo Vidal (@kingarturo23) August 18, 2015
Translation: On the way to dinner with my sweetheart and my pals.
Travelling in style
The next stop on the Vidal family tour of Munich was the sprawling inner-city Englischer Garten.
Paseando por München rikcha!!! pic.twitter.com/xfbD9wZeGJ— Arturo Vidal (@kingarturo23) August 19, 2015
Translation: Strolling through Munich ricksha-style!
All aboard the team bus
Vidal and Co. were all smiles ahead of their Matchday 2 clash away to TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. Interestingly, the Chilean's last Bundesliga goal had come against the men from Sinsheim.
Descansando ya en hoffenheim para estar al 100% para mañana!!!MiaSanMia pic.twitter.com/t8cftH7sUF— Arturo Vidal (@kingarturo23) August 21, 2015
Translation: Already resting in Hoffenheim ready to be 100 per cent tomorrow!!! Mia San Mia
Grit and determination
Vidal struck the crossbar as the champions battled back from a goal down to win 2-1, despite having Jerome Boateng sent off in the second half.
Translation: Good team win! Let’s continue the good start!!!
Bayern were training again the following morning, but Vidal made the most of the afternoon with his good lady wife and kids around the grounds of what looks like Schloß Nymphenburg.
Hermoso paseo en familia!!!😎😎😎 pic.twitter.com/uUW1KOZ4u5— Arturo Vidal (@kingarturo23) August 23, 2015
Translation: Beautiful family walk!!!
Arturo beamed with pride as he dropped son, Alonso, off for his first day at school.
Suerte hijo hermoso en tu primer día de clases!!!😃😃😃 pic.twitter.com/0U8UcC435I— Arturo Vidal (@kingarturo23) August 25, 2015
Translation: Good luck beautiful son on your first day of classes!!!