Arsene Wenger believes the pre-season has put forth a variety of positives for Arsenal to work on for the 2015/16 season where they are planning to put in a consistent challenge for the title.
The Gunners scored 14 goals and conceded only one in the four games played thus far, putting four past a Singapore Select eleven side before beating Everton 3-1 to win the Barclay's Asia Trophy. They followed it up with a 6-0 thrashing of Lyon in the first game of the Emirates Cup along with a 1-0 win over Wolfsburg in the second game.
Wenger rallied his squads brilliantly throughout the fixtures, slotting in a series of youngsters to compete for their place, while unearthing a few jewels in the form of Alex Iwobi, Jeff Reine-Adelaide and Chuba Akpom, who took their chance with open hands.
The Frenchman revealed that he was particularly happy with his defensive solidity, exemplified by keeping three clean sheets in the four games thus far. He was also pleased by their ability to score goals and believes the whole squad had a good work-out ahead of their crucial Community Shield game against Chelsea at Wembley next Sunday.
"First of all our defensive stability was very good. After that our game is well structured, we can create chances and our technical level is good," Wenger told Arsenal's official website.
"Physically we are already not far from a very good level and some young players have done extremely well. We could give them a chance and that's very pleasing for our fans to see that as well.
"We had two different teams, two good games, everybody played well, we have no injuries and we had clean sheets. The young players who played were convincing as well so you could see that it's a photo of the present and of the future as well. The team spirit is very good as well so everything is positive.
"It smells like we can score goals. That is something that is very positive. Around the box our passing looks incisive, dangerous, creative, and our finishing has not always been at the level that we want it to be in the last two days but we cannot complain," he added.