With the new season just around the corner, Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski has huge believe that the current crop of player will step up to the challenge for the trophies.
The 28-year-old Germany international feels that he has now settled into the English Premier League and has a renewed hope of helping his team win the championship.
According to Arsenal.com in regards to how his first season was and what he hopes about the forthcoming campaign, Lukas Podolski said: “I think it was okay. I scored a lot of goals, got a lot of assists for the team and at the end of the season we were in fourth place.
"It’s very important for the team to have the chance to play in the Champions League this season. We have a couple of qualification matches now and we have the chance to go through.
"That was the end we wanted for the season, now we can look forward to the next one. I hope we will do it well, better than the next season. There are five or six teams who will fight for the first place in the Premier League, and we are one of those teams.
"We will keep it going and fight for the championship.”
Last season Podolski took part in most of Arsenal's fixtures, even though he only managed to complete 90 minutes in two games. The forward found the back of the net 16 times and finished the season with a good number assists.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has been under pressure to sign players since the beginning of the transfer window, but there has been no significant signing up to now, even though the club announced that they will be willing to spend.
There have been a number of players who were linked with the club, but most of them missed out since they opted to sign somewhere else.
Notably, Luis Suarez, seems to have missed out on the opportunity to join the Gunners, since Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has reiterated his stance that he is not for sale at any price.
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