Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski has admitted that he wants the club to sign Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, even if that means spending more time on the bench.
The German international, who signed from German side FC Cologne last year, was used as a substitute for the latter part of the season and the signing of Suarez could see him spend even more time on the bench, but he has admitted that he would still love the Uruguayan at the club.
Whilst giving an interview to the Daily Mail, Arsenal's Podolski admitted that Suarez is a big player, but has also revealed that there is nothing he can do about the deal.
"He [Suarez] is a big player. He's scored a lot of goals so he's a big striker.
"But it's not my decision to speak about this. It's a decision for the coach. I don't know what will happen in the next weeks.
"I'm happy when players come in. I want to play with the best players in the world but I'm not scared about big names because it helps the team and it helps me to help the team when we play together.
"The coach has his system and we will see what will happen in the next few weeks.
"At every big club you have competition, particularly at a club of the size of Arsenal.
'When all of the players are fit and we don't have injuries there is big competition.
"Every player wants to play football and nobody wants to sit on the bench."
Podolski had a successful debut season in England reaching double-figures for both goals and assists, but he was always hauled off by manager Arsene Wenger, much to the annoyance of both the player and the fans.
Arsenal's current main striker, Olivier Giroud, is in fine form during their pre-season tour of the Far East as he has bagged six goals in just over 100 minutes of action, including a hat-trick.
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