Podolski: I'm here to win trophies

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Lukas Podolski believes he can start his Arsenal career with a bang and scoop some silverware next season because his style is suited to life in the Premier League.


Podolski completed his protracted £10.9 million move from Cologne to Arsenal last month, and will link up with his new club in the summer after Euro 2012.


The German international admits it won’t be easy adjusting to life away from the Bundesliga but says he is looking forward to testing himself against the best in England - and winning trophies in the process.


“It won’t be easy as the Premier League is quite well balanced, certainly across the top six teams who are all very strong. It will be difficult,” Podolski told Arsenal Player.


“But I have joined to win titles and trophies - that is my target. I’m confident and I will do my very best to be successful with Arsenal.


“They play fast in England, score lots of goals and there are tough battles. I enjoy this style of football, so from that point of view I think I will adapt fairly quickly. I’m a player who plays in a similar style.”


Podolski left his hometown club for the second time in his career after a failed spell with Bayern Munich in 2006 following the World Cup in his home country.


The 26-year-old believes that while he is leaving the Bundesliga in the best shape it has been for some time, the Premier League remains the biggest league in the world.


“The Bundesliga has done a lot of catching up in recent years, they are no longer that far away from the highest level,” he said.


“But England still has the strongest and most attractive league in my opinion. The Premier League has very good stadiums, and stronger clubs as a whole, and I’m sure I’m going to be involved in some exciting matches.”

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