Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski is confident that him and his team-mates can mount a serious title challenge next season.
The German international signed for The Gunners this time last year after he wrapped up an £11million deal moving from German side FC Koln and in his debut season in the Premier League, he managed to score 11 goals and also made 10 assists, which earned him a place in the top-10 list of Premier League's goal contributors.
Despite having quite a poor season, Arsenal managed to finish the season in the top-four after going unbeaten in the final 10 games of the season picking up eight wins and two draws.
After achieving a top-four finish and securing a Champions League place, Podolski believes the team can now push on and mount a serious title challenge next season.
He also believes the fact that Arsene Wenger is the only remaining manager in the top-four from last season will benefit the side.
Podolski said to The Sun: "The hope is that this season Arsenal will be at the top of the league. English football, thankfully, is not like Spain where you only have two teams - Barcelona and Real Madrid - who fight at the top.
"In the Premier League, you have five, six, even seven top, top teams. It’s very difficult but I know that Arsenal are one of those top teams who will be involved."
The transfer market is expected to be a busy one for Arsenal and Lukas Podolski isn't afraid if they do eventually sign Real Madrid's Gonzalo Higuain.
"It’s always good when good players come in. I don’t worry about a specific player. And it’s certainly not a problem.
"I’m strong enough and I have qualities. And when good players come in, I’ll play with good players."
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