Arsenal star happy with Wenger's 'very relaxed' style
Arsenal news: Lukas Podolski backs Arsene Wenger to make him a better player
Arsenal star Lukas Podolski has revealed Arsene Wenger is 'very relaxed' as a manager, and insisted the Gunners boss is the right man to take his game to the next level.
The Germany international joined Arsenal from Cologne in the summer, and along with fellow new-boys Santi Cazorla and Olivier Giroud, has been forced to find his feet quickly at the Emirates Stadium.
The Gunners have had a mixed start to the season, and managed to get a vital three points on Saturday as they beat QPR 1-0 at home, but the late winner disguised anxiety among fans, players and manager as Mark Hughes' side frustrated their opponents.
And Polodski gave a little insight into life at Arsenal when the pressures on.
"The manager is very relaxed," Podolski said in the Daily Star. "He is not a coach to scream too much or go crazy at you. He is relaxed. I think he will make me a better player over the next couple of years."
Wenger's approach is in stark contrast to the so-called 'hairdryer' treatment reportedly proffered up to underperforming Manchester United stars by Sir Alex Ferguson.
The United boss's half-time team talks have taken on a mythical quality, with oppositions almost expecting United to come out for the second half with all guns blazing after a half-time grilling from Ferguson.
But, evidently that is not Wenger's style. And Podolski prefers the Arsenal boss's approach, insisting it's the best way to get the most out of the Gunners squad.
The north London side face Reading in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday, and while goals have been hard to come by following the departure of Robin Van Persie, the 27-year-old Podolski is backing the attacking trio of Olivier Giroud, Santi Cazorla, and himself to provide the goods.
"We know the three of us can get a lot of goals," said the German star. "But the important thing is to win. We won't be happy if we have thirty goals each at the end of the season but are sixth in the table."