By Joe Brewin
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has hailed the atmosphere within the Arsenal squad ahead of the new Premier League season.
Arsène Wenger's men enjoyed a productive training camp in Germany, where the Club's three new summer signings were able to bed in with their team-mates.
Oxlade-Chamberlain is confident that the trio will all prove to be major assets - and not only on the pitch.
“In training I'm seeing the likes of Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud, and then we have Gervinho and Theo Walcott too, so it's looking really good,” he told Arsenal Player. “That brings strong and healthy competition, which can only push us on to do well.
“But we also have a good time and we're all friends - we're together as one and looking to achieve the same goal at the end of the season. We all push ourselves to do better and that can only be a good thing.
“We are all fixed on success, everybody is pushing as hard as we can and we all know what our aims and goals are. We have had meetings about how we are going to achieve it and every little detail - physical, psychological - we are looking at. It is looking really positive for us.”
“The new strikers are looking really good - I think Podolski has one of the best shots I've ever seen. Olivier's isn't too bad either, he's scoring a few in training!" the teeanger said.
“They all look like good signings. Santi looks fantastic too, he is the typical Spaniard; fantastic technically and lively. He can score, he can dribble and he looks like a brilliant player.
“They are three players who I can say will add quality to the team. And their personalities too - they are really good lads. We've been speaking about positive energy in the camp and they bring it in abundance."
Watch the full interview with Alex on Arsenal Player now.Copyright 2014 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source 16 Aug 2012