Podolski: Gunners will improve

Lukas Podolski remains adamant that stuttering Arsenal can

rescue their Premier League campaign – despite only winning five of

their opening 15 games.

The Gunners are currently sitting in mid-table and are a massive

15 points behind leaders Manchester United.

But the 27-year-old Germany international believes it is

possible for Arsene Wenger’s side to ignite their season and close

the gap on the leading pack, but insists they must start improving

away from home.

He told the

Daily Express: “Right now we don’t speak about the title

because we are 15 points behind.

“But football is very quick and you win three or four matches

and another loses two or three matches and you are in.

“We have more than 20 matches to go. When you are sixth or

seventh in the table, people say you are not so good, or what has

happened to Arsenal? When you play 38 matches then you can see.

“We have played a lot of away games where we were the better

team but we only got one point. These are the kind of matches that

we want to win. We will do this.”

The former Cologne star feels he has settled into life in north

London well – scoring seven goals in 17 games from the wing.

Although Podolski remains happy with his role, he has made it

clear his best position is down the middle.

He said: “I think I have done well but I don’t like to speak

about me. There are fans who say, ‘Podolski score goals, score

goals’. But I play on the left side and you must keep tracking back

and this is different.

“My best position is in the middle and if I am asked to play

there I can do it. I feel comfortable on the left side and I think

we won’t change now with the system.

“Arsene Wenger is a good coach, he has authority and straight

away I can see he helps players with small things to make them

better.”

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