Aaron Ramsey has welcomed Arsenal signings Mikel Arteta and Yossi Benayoun to the club, with the 20-year-old expressing delight at the Gunners building on their midfield after the exits of Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri.
Arsenal went on a transfer rampage in the last 24 hours before the window closed, signing five players before 11pm on Wednesday. Park Chu-Young, Andre Santos and Per Mertesacker will join Arteta and Benayoun on the pitch for the Gunners, and fans will no doubt be pleased that the squad has been boosted in both the midfield and defence areas.
And Ramsey, who has recently established himself as a starting member of the Arsenal squad after top class performances at the end of last season, says the new signings will give much needed depth to the squad that were defeated 8-2 by Manchester United at the weekend.
"They are both great players with plenty of Premier League experience. They are two players who have great qualities and hopefully they can bring something to the team,” Ramsey said.
"So far we have struggled with injuries so it is much better to have players in ready to play and to have that competition to keep you on top of your game."
The five new faces will have to wait a week before standing up for selection to debut for the Gunners, with the international break taking precedence this weekend.
And Ramsey, who is on duty with Wales, says his side will be putting on their best show in a Euro 2012 qualifier as they take on Montenegro.
"The challenge now is to put things right and get switched on from the start. We need to start the game well," he said.
"Hopefully we can get that together in the next few games. We need to be harder on ourselves and start getting positive results."