Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski has said that he is extremely confident that Arsenal can challenge for the Premier league title this season. The German international was signed by the manager Arsene Wenger as the replacement for star striker Robin van Persie, who is expected to complete his move to Manchester United in the next few days.
Arsenal have agreed a £ 24 million fee for the 29-year-old Dutchman, which represents great value for money given that he had only one season left on his current contract. Lukas Podolski has great experience at both club and international level, as he has represented the German national team in almost 100 matches.
He is expected to be the main striker at the club this season. It has been eight seasons since Arsenal last lifted the Premier league trophy. They are not the favourites to win the title this time around as well due to the presence of clubs like Manchester city, Chelsea and Manchester United. It is expected that Arsenal will be extremely happy to retain a place in the top four, which will give them the chance to compete in the Champions League next season.
However, Lukas Podolski has set his sights on winning the Premier league title this season, starting with the Sunderland and wolves fixtures.
“The Premier League has five or six teams who can play for the title and we are one of them. We really want to win this trophy and I hope I can score a lot of goals and make some assists to help the club in the Premier League. When you are a footballer you must be ready – you’re on the pitch to win. Whether it is against Koln or against Sunderland, you are a footballer and you must be ready to win matches,” said the player on the official website of the club.