Lukas Podolski is delighted with the fact that Arsenal is making big signings this summer. The Gunners are on the verge of completing the signing of Gonzalo Higuain for whom they are expected to pay 23 million Pounds to Real Madrid.
Arsene Wenger is ready to make a 20 million Pounds bid for Wayne Rooney as well in case Manchester United puts him on sale which is looking highly unlikely at the moment.
When asked if he is under pressure because of Gonzalo Higuain’s arrival, Podolski said, “Not at all. In fact, I am very happy that a player of his calibre is coming to the club. He will be a competition for me and that’s good. That will keep me on my toes.”
“I never get worried about my place in the starting XI. I just back my abilities and work hard. If I am in good form, the manager will surely give me chances.”
When asked about Arsenal making big signings this summer, Podolski said, “It’s good for the club. You want a couple of quality players coming in every season. That’s how you can make the squad strong.”
“We are hoping to win the title next season. The three top teams of the last season have appointed new managers, so, you never know. Anything can happen.”
Podolski will join the Arsenal squad for the pre-season training on Monday. He was given a prolonged break to take part in the friendly matches of Germany.
The German international said, “I am looking forward to the pre season tour. Hopefully, we can have positive results on the tour. It’s important to go into the league with some wins under your belt.”
The Gunners will start their pre-season by taking on Indonesia Dream Team on 14th of July.