Kieran Gibbs believes that Arsenal's signings have finally settled into the fold at the Emirates, and will be a big part of the club's long term success as they look ahead to next season to end their trophyless drought.

The Gunners look set to go seven seasons without a trophy, with the side out of contention for the FA Cup, Champions League and top spot in the Premier League table.

But after winning seven league games in a row, confidence is at an all-time high that Arsenal have years of success ahead of them, and Gibbs believes this is due to their signings gelling with one another as the season wears on.

"The team is playing really well at the moment, we have found some momentum and we want to keep that going," he told the official Arsenal website.

"We are all gelling together well. People don't realise that we had a lot of signings at the start of the season, and they have settled in really well.

"We have shown how we have gelled and we are all aware of each other qualities, so we just need to remain consistent."

One of Arsenal's summer signings was Mikel Arteta, who was brought in as a replacement of sorts for the outgoing Samir Nasri and Cesc Fabregas. He had massive shoes to fill in his move from Everton to the Gunners on deadline day, but the 30 year old says he's well and truly at home now as he scored to take the side 3-0 up over Aston Villa at the weekend.

"To be honest I was really surprised with the spirit when I came here - even when we were down it was so good," he recalled. "It is something you rely on because if you start blaming each other and shouting at each other it is not good.

"This group has always been positive, the manager has always been positive with the players and we have kept at it. We have the talent, we know we have the ability to win games and sometimes it is just about the balance in confidence. We have it all together now.

"When you come to a new club it is not easy. When I was at Everton I used to take all of them and score many goals from free-kicks. But it was nice to score against Villa in that way.

"When you are winning, life is good and you can see that the fans are enjoying it at the moment. They deserve it as well because they were behind us when things weren't going right.

"Hopefully we can finish the season strongly because we have a group of players and staff who really mean business."