Aaron Ramsey admits it took time for Arsenal to settle, following the arrival of eight new faces in the team this summer.
Like any new project, there is an inevitable period of transition that must take place, as Arsene Wenger sought about freshening up his first-team squad at the Emirates Stadium.
But four months into the Barclays Premier League campaign, and with the Gunners on an unbeaten run that now stretches to ten games in all competitions, the 20-year-old midfielder took time to praise the impact of the club's recent signings - who have each played a decisive role in Arsenal's turnaround this season.
"I just think the players that have come in this summer [have made the difference]," Ramsey told Arsenal Player.
"Obviously it takes a bit of time to get used to each other and I think that's been the case. We're finally gelling as a team and I think that's a big factor in it."
Yesterday's home draw with Fulham was a frustrating result admits Ramsey, but it certainly won't perturb him in his quest to help Arsenal continue pushing up the table.
"I think it's been the strongest chemistry for a while," he added. "Everybody's getting on and you can see the confidence in the group.
"We just hope to continue this run we're on at the moment. We have some players in great form and as a team I think we're doing very well."