Aaron Ramsey has hailed the signings of Mikel Arteta and Yossi Benayoun to bolster the Arsenal midfield.
Arteta and loanee Benayoun arrived from Everton and Chelsea respectively late on transfer deadline day.
Their recruitment will add some much-needed depth to a Gunners' midfield that has been hit by the sales of Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri, plus a series of injuries and suspensions.
The number of players unavailable to Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger led to Sunday's humiliating 8-2 defeat against Manchester United at Old Trafford.
And Ramsey hopes the reinforcements can get the North London club back on track.
He said: "They are both great players with plenty of Premier League experience. They are two players who have great qualities and hopefully they can bring something to the team.
"So far we have struggled with injuries so it is much better to have players in ready to play and to have that competition to keep you on top of your game."
Ramsey is preparing to lead Wales in Friday night's Euro 2012 qualifier against Montenegro at Cardiff City Stadium.
The Dragons are searching for the first points of a miserable campaign to date, and go into the game on the back of a 2-1 friendly loss against Australia.
That defeat to the Socceroos saw Wales pay for a slow start, and Ramsey knows they can ill afford a repeat against a Montenegro side who are joint top of Group G with England.
"The challenge now is to put things right and get switched on from the start. We need to start the game well," he said.
"Hopefully we can get that together in the next few games. We need to be harder on ourselves and start getting positive results."