Friday, 7th September, 2012
Germany striker Lukas Podolski may have only been at Arsenal for a matter of months, but already he is enjoying the way the Gunners play the game.
Podolski moved from 1.FC Koln to Arsenal earlier this summer and, with the departure of Robin van Persie to Manchester United, has a large responsibility on his shoulders, along with the club’s fellow new boys.
The Gunners have made a reasonable start to the campaign, which saw top gear slipped into against Liverpool last weekend, with a 2-0 victory at Anfield.
Podolski was particularly potent on Merseyside, combining with Santi Cazorla, a fellow new boy, and helping the Spaniard to score Arsenal’s second.
And it is little surprise to learn that the former Bayern Munich man is loving life and the football at the Emirates Stadium.
"I like Arsenal’s style of football and Santi’s as well – I love his style of football, with one or two touches", said the 27-year-old to the Gunners’ official site.
"We play [well] together and you could see it here – he passed for me for the first goal, I passed to him for the second goal.
"But we are only three matches in. We have 35 matches more so we must keep going."
Podolski is also happy with the role he has been given by manager Arsene Wenger.
"I play on the left side but you see at Arsenal it is different from the [German] national team.
"At Arsenal, it’s a three-point position. I not only play on the line but I can go in the middle and play with Santi and Abou Diaby and Mikel Arteta.
"This is my style of football. I like this but it’s not only about one match – I want to play more of these matches."