Jernade Meade
Former Gunner Meade has high hopes after joining Laudrup's Swansea revolution. (Reuters)

Former Arsenal youngster Jernade Meade is eager to prove himself to Swansea City after being released by the Gunners earlier this summer.

The left back, who made two appearances for Arsene Wenger's side last season including a starting role in a Champions League encounter away to Olympiakos, has joined up with Michael Laudrup's side in the midst of a very exciting summer at the Welsh club.

The Capital One Cup winners have already secured the signatures of the Eredivisie's top scorer last season in Wilfried Bony and former Liverpool midfielder Jonjo Shelvey, in addition to Spaniards Alejandro Pozuelo, Jordi Amat and Jose Alberto Canas plus the loan return of Jonathan de Guzman.

20-year-old Meade is relishing the opportunity to immerse himself in the Swansea set up, and is confident he will earn first team chances at a club that perfectly fits his own personal philosophy.

"I've been at Arsenal since I was 11, so to come to Swansea was the perfect move for me in terms of style," Meade said, speaking to Swansea's official website.

"Swansea are a growing club and they've come from League Two by passing their way out of the divisions.

"I think everyone has been very impressed by what they have achieved in the Premier League, and it's great to be a part of the club.

"My aim is to start impressing in the U21 team and hopefully give Michael Laudrup another option at left back for the first team. He was a great player, and the chance to learn from him is a massive opportunity for me.

"And he is not afraid to give the youngsters a chance to prove themselves either. You only have to look at what Ben Davies achieved last season to realise that."

In addition to their array of summer arrivals, Swansea have made great strides in ensuring their coveted defender Ashley Williams remains at the club.

Linked with moves to both Liverpool and Arsenal throughout last season and the early months of the summer, the Welshman was handed the role of team captain earlier this week.

Williams' elevated role at the Liberty Stadium in addition to his side's participation in the Europa League next season should be enough to ensure the 28-year-old remains at the club for at least another season.