Lukas Podolski unfazed by Gonzalo Higuain’s arrival at Arsenal
Lukas Podolski insists he is not worried about his spot on the Arsenal team, even though Gonzalo Higuain is on the cusp of joining the club from Real Madrid. Speculation about the Argentine hit-man is on the rise, with Arsenal and Real Madrid almost ready to put pen on paper for a transfer deal.
The arrival of Gonzalo Higuain could spell disaster for Lukas Podolski’s career at North London. The £11 million transfer from Cologne hasn’t been able to cement his place in the Arsenal team. The arrival of Gonzalo Higuain would further destabilize Lukas Podolski’s career at Arsenal.
“It is always good when good players come in,” Lukas Podolski told The Sun. “I don't worry about a specific player. And it is certainly not a problem. I am strong enough and I have qualities. And when good players come in, I will play with good players. Every season players come in and players go. But I think it is good news if top players come in.
Lukas Podolski believes Arsenal will fight for a top spot on the table once again next season. Arsenal will have their best shot at the Premier League title in many years next season. Instability and the arrival of new managers has provided Arsenal with a good chance to win the league title.
“The hope is that this season Arsenal will be at the top of the league,” Lukas Podolski said. “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 is very difficult but I know that Arsenal are one of those top teams who will be involved. You don't know how the season will work out. A few of the other teams all have new managers so it is difficult to say. But they will be strong and equally, Arsenal will be strong.”
Lukas Podolski is aiming to impress critics during the tour of Asia, which begins on Thursday. The German forward hopes for a fresh start into the new season.
“This will be my first tour with Arsenal and I am really looking forward to it,” Lukas Podolski added. “I hope Arsenal can have a good pre-season and, hopefully, all of us can be injury free. It is good to have Jack Wilshere back but we need all our players to be available.
“Last season was a good season for me. I scored a lot of goals and made a lots of assists so I was happy. I came from a small team like Cologne so it was not easy but, hopefully, this year will be better.”