Arsenal manager Unai Emery has indicated he is satisfied with the start his team has made to the new English Premier League campaign.
The Gunners are currently fifth in the Premier League standings after four matches of the new season, having won twice, drawn once and lost once.
Emery, who had a number of new arrivals and departures in the summer transfer window, feels they have done well, despite dropping points in their last two matches.
Losing Koscielny, Monreal
The Spaniard has also bemoaned losing some key players, notably club captain Laurent Koscielny and Nacho Monreal.
“I think we're positive because we changed some players [but have played well]," Emery told Arsenal Player.
"We've lost some important players, for example, Nacho Monreal and Koscielny, and in the last moment Mkhitaryan and Iwobi,"
"We are getting young players and giving them chances to do one step more with us, getting that performance in the way we demand. I think with the young players and also the experienced players we have, plus we've signed some new players, I think we are building a very important squad with different characteristics from the players. We're also being very demanding in our objectives.
Arsenal will next travel to play Watford away on Sunday, with the League returning after a two-week break for the international matches.
They then shift attention to the Europa League with a match away to Eintracht Frankfurt in midweek.