Alex Oxlade Chamberlain has given his verdict on Arsenal's signings this summer, with the youngster claiming that Olivier Giroud and Lukas Podolski will be top strikers for the club if their pre-season form is anything to go by.

Chamberlain joined the Gunners last summer from then-League One side Southampton, and the England international has gone on to flourish under Arsene Wenger.

And though Robin van Persie is no longer an Arsenal player, Chamberlain believes that in Giroud and Podolski the club will still continue to move in the direction of challenging for trophies.

"The new strikers are looking really good - I think Podolski has one of the best shots I've ever seen," he told the Arsenal website. "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.

Alex Oxlade Chamberlain
Alex Oxlade Chamberlain believes Arsenal have made some top signings.

"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."

For Chamberlain, competition for a place in the Arsenal starting line-up will be tougher than ever, and the starlet believes that this can only be a good thing as the side look to end their trophyless run.

"In training I'm seeing the likes of Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud, and then we have Gervinhoand Theo Walcott too, so it's looking really good," he explained. "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."