Arsenal defender Kyle Bartley is delighted to be doing his preseason with the first team squad.

Bartley is pleased that his efforts at Rangers last season have been rewarded this summer.

"It was a big honour and a privilege to come back and be part of the first team," Bartley told "Just being in and around the dressing room is great and I have to thank the boss for that. Now I want to push on from here.

"It has been good so far and great to get away with the first team on tour. It's been nice to get a bit of game time with them to try and get my sharpness back.

"I just tried to give 100 per cent in every game I played. I just had to stick to the gameplan and play how I normally do - hopefully I have done well."