How Arsenal’s summer signings are settling in: Ramsdale and Tomiyasu hit the ground running

Aaron Ramsdale, Nuno Tavares and Martin Odegaard - how are the players who arrived at Arsenal this summer settling in?

<p>Arsenal’s English goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale reacts after the English Premier League football match between Brighton and Hove Albion  (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)</p>

Arsenal’s English goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale reacts after the English Premier League football match between Brighton and Hove Albion (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

After seven Premier League games this season, Arsenal fans still don’t really know if the team is making progress, stagnating or just standing still under Mikel Arteta.

In the last two games they beat Tottenham comprehensively, but failed to turn up against Brighton Hove and Albion.

But to help the course, Arteta spent a record £142 million on players this summer and LondonWorld brings you ratings out of 10 as to how they are bedding in.

Nuno Tavares of Arsenal during the Pre Season Friendly between Arsenal and Chelsea (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

Nuno Tavares - Benfica (£7.2m)

Nuno Tavares has featured in four of the seven Premier League games so far, but has accumulated just 47 minutes and is yet to start a game in the league.

Arteta is taking the route of gradually introducing the Portuguese left-back into the Premier League and he’ll have to bide his time if he is to get over the impressive Kieran Tierney at left back.

Rating: 4.5

Albert Sambi Lokonga of Arsenal in action during the Premier League match (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Albert Sambi Lokonga - Anderlecht (£15.75)

Lokonga has played in six of the seven Premier League games, missing out only on the thrashing at Manchester City.

Over the weekend he started in place of the injured Granit Xhaka but failed to truly dominate the game.

He has had good spells though, with games against Norwich and Burnley offering glimpses of his technique and enviable stamina.

Another one who looks like it will take time before the Emirates sees his best form.

Rating: 5

Ben White and Gabriel look set to be the future of Arsenal's defence

Ben White - Brighton Hove and Albion (£50m)

White has been steadily improving since arriving from Brighton in the summer, though there have been games where his positional play and timing has been questioned.

Against Tottenham, he was impregnable and produced his best performance in an Arsenal shirt in the North London derby.

His price tag means he will be compared to players like Manchester City’s Ruben Dias and Liverpool’s Virgil Van Dijk, but he hasn’t quite hit those heights yet.

Still a developing player and the next seven games should tell us more about him.

Rating: 5

Martin Odegaard of Arsenal shoots during the warm up prior to the Premier League match (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)

Martin Odegaard - Real Madrid (£31.5)

Martin Odegaard enjoyed a successful loan spell last season and earned his permanent move to the Emirates.

Since his return, he’s played in five league games and got the goal at Turf Moor that gave Arsenal all three points against Burnley.

Odegaard is supposed to be the creative engine in this Arsenal team and yet they’ve only managed just four big chances in their first seven games.

There is no doubting his ability, but if Arsenal are to turn the corner he will be a massive part of it.

Rating: 4.5

Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Aaron Ramsdale of Arsenal celebrate their side's victory (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Aaron Ramsdale - Sheffield United (£24m)

What an inspirational signing Ramsdale has been at Arsenal, his leadership, charisma and passion has been a huge credit to the team.

In the four games he’s been in post, he’s kept three clean sheets and his overall command of his area has improved the entire back line.

He is one of the leaders of the team despite arriving at the club just this summer.

Ramsdale is one of the best summer signings in the Premier League not just Arsenal.

He is home grown and the £24 million Arsenal paid to Sheffield United is already looking like a bargain.

Rating: 7

Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta reacts towards player Takehiro Tomiyasu during the Premier League match (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Takehiro Tomiyasu - Bologna (£17m)

Another inspired signing for Arteta, full of energy and desire Tomiyasu has endeared himself to the Arsenal fans with his performance.

He made his debut against Norwich and bossed the game, before putting his best performance out to help Arsenal to a 3-1 North London derby victory.

He’s become a fan favourite already.

Rating: 6.5