The Argentine has been heavily linked with a move to Gunners this summer, with reports suggesting a deal to bring the 25-year-old to the Emirates Stadium.
Podolski, 28, joined the Gunners last summer from Cologne in an £11 million transfer, and believes he has shown enough in that time to warrant inclusion in a bolstered attacking line-up.
According to Sun ,he said :
It is always good when good players come in. 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.
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 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.
Podolski and his team-mates will depart for a tour of Asia on Thursday, and the Germany international hopes the sojourn signals the start of a successful season.
He added :
This will be my first tour with Arsenal and I am really looking forward to it. 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.
Podolski had a good first season at Arsenal scoring 16 goals in 42 appearances. His return of 16 goals is very good and proved all those doubters wrong, especially as he very rarely plays the full 90 minutes or as a central striker. There was a time when he was out of the team and fans noticed, he has become a clear favourite at the Emirates and a player that can win a game on his own.
With Higuain coming in Podolski might get very few chances of playing upfront but he can still contribute as a winger or Wenger can slot him in behind Higuain. Podolski’s comments suggest that he is ready for the challenge which is a good sign for Arsenal.
If Higuain transfer happens,Can Podolski challenge him for Central position?