It has been reported that Arsenal attacker Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has welcomed their new signings after victory over Benfica.
The England international insists Arsenal’s new signings have given the squad an important boost ahead of the 2014/15 season.
“The first pre-season game back is always a bit tough on the legs and the lungs,” he told Arsenal Player.
“I had a little injury in the summer at the World Cup so I’m just trying to get back and it was nice to get out there.
“There’s more to come from me physically and once I get that the technical stuff will come through.
“I think you could see out there the boys were excited to get going, we know there’s a lot of exciting players around the squad this year. With the likes of Alexis coming in with Debuchy and Chambers – we’ve got an extra spring in our step. There’s competition for places and everyone wants to make an impression on the boss.”