Arsenal summer signings Gervinho and Carl Jenkinson have both given their verdicts of their first season at the club, with the duo hoping to keep improving and take the Gunners to end their trophyless spell.

Gervinho made the move to the Emirates from Ligue 1 side Lille early on in the transfer window. The striker has so far scored four goals for the club, though he spent some time away in January for the Africa Cup of Nations.

And the Ivory Coast international believes that he has a lot more to show the Arsenal fans as he continues to settle into life in England.

"There have been different things to deal with on the pitch and I think that my career has come on a lot since I have been here," Gervinho told the official Arsenal website.

"It is something I am really pleased with because so much has improved. Being here in England can only be good for my game and my career. I am happy with how I approached and came into English football and I think that my first year has gone well.

"I have adapted to the club, I have settled into the group and I get on well with everyone. We have two months left and it can get even better. But I am really enjoying it and determined to keep it going.

"There have been lots of good moments, but it has been difficult too. Coming to another club can be hard but each time I play for Arsenal it is special. I am happy coming to a club like this with such good players."

Jenkinson, meanwhile, made the move to the Gunners under different circumstances, with the youngster coming from lower league side Charlton. Unproven on the Premier League stage, the lifelong Arsenal fan has needed more time than Gervinho to stake his claim on a place in the first team.

And the 20 year old maintains that he has undertaken a massive learning curve since his move to Arsenal, particularly when he received a red card in their 8-2 loss to Manchester United.

"I didn't start how I would have liked to, but an honest assessment would be that as I have progressed, got more minutes under my belt and trained with the boys I definitely feel like I have improved a lot," he explained.

"It was a very steep learning curve for me. I believed I was capable of playing at the highest level, and sometimes it is about getting seen by the right people at the right time.

"I have had some tough times but I feel like I have come out of it a bigger and better person, and a better player.

"In a football career you are going to have ups and downs and tough times, but people have told me it is about how you respond to those tough times that will make or break you as a footballer."