Arsenal have been linked with big money moves for Gonzalo Higuain and Luis Suarez and although their arrivals would mean less playing time for the likes of Podolski and Olivier Giroud. The current team would welcome the new additions.
“I’m happy when players come in. I will play with the best players in the world but the club and the boss make the decision. I’m not scared about big names – I’m happy when big names come in. When a big striker or a big defender comes, they help the team and they help me. We will see what happens in the next [few] weeks” Podolski told the official Arsenal website.
Arsene Wenger has been handed a huge £70 million war chest to use to improve the squad and many of the Frenchman’s targets would rival Podolski for a place in the team. However, the German’s place in the squad is assured with Wenger dismissing earlier speculation about a possible move to Borussia Dortmund, insisting the attacker was an important member of the team.
The 28-year old had a great debut season with the Gunners and became a fan favourite with a return of 16 goals in all competitions, despite rarely playing a full game.
The former Cologne star added “We are a big club at Arsenal, so when all players are fit and we don’t have injuries, there’s big competition. Every player loves to play football and nobody wants to sit on the bench.”
It sounds as if the team are happy to work together to achieve success rather than moaning if they are not picked to play every game.