The Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski has stressed the importance of the Arsenal players sharing the goals between them rather than putting pressure on the strikers to score the goals. Arsenal relied a lot upon the Dutchman Robin van Persie to score goals last season. In fact, Robin van Persie has been one of the main reasons in helping Arsenal finish in the top four positions over the last two seasons. The Dutchman became the top scorer in the Premier league last time around, but he has since departed in a £ 24 million deal to Manchester United.
In his place, Arsenal signed to strikers in the form of Lukas Podolski and Oliver Giroud. However, both players have taken some time to settle at the club due to the fact that they were coming in from different leagues with the German Podolski coming from the German league and the Frenchman Giroud coming from the French league. Van Persie was responsible for scoring almost 50% of the goals for Arsenal at this stage of the last season. However, this time around, a number of players have been on the scoresheet for Arsenal, which is a good and important aspect for the club according to Podolski.
“Yes, it’s important to share the goals. Last season there was one guy, Robin van Persie, who scored 30 goals or more. Now we have four of five players who score five, six, seven or eight goals. I think this is important when a good player leaves the club, it’s important for some other players to score the goals,” said Podolski on the official website of the club. Despite the best efforts of Podolski and Giroud, Arsenal have been struggling in the Premier league and are currently just a few places above the 10th place.