Much has been written about the departures of Fabregas and Nasri but Gibbs harbours no animosity.
"Obviously, we became an easy target when the players left but we've made some excellent signings," he told the London Evening Standard. "I wish all the best to the players who left because they served their time at Arsenal really well and the players who have come in will do the same.
"Per [Mertesacker] speaks the language well and is a good organiser. Mikel [Arteta] and Yossi [Benayoun] have Premier League experience so they settled really quickly. The other players might take longer but they have started well. Gervinho looks very dangerous. It's nice to see new faces at the club and it has brought a new energy."