Lukas Podolski hoping for more of the same

Arsenal striker Lukas PodolskiArsenal’s imperious display in a 2-0 victory over Liverpool has reignited optimism at the Emirates.

Following two straight shut-outs the London club finally netted and tasted victory with Lukas Podolski breaking the three hour plus, goal drought.

Podolski alongside fellow new signing Olivier Giroud, has the ominous task of replacing last season’s Premier League top goal scorer, Robin Van Persie.

The win went some way to removing the shadow of the Dutchman that looms over the London club. Podolski told SkySports, “It was a good match, I think we played very well and the two goals were amazing.

“It was a good day for us and for me, scoring my first goal for Arsenal.”

Santi Carzola got the Gunners second goal, the Spaniard has become an instant hit on North London and once again delighted with his illusiveness and creativity.

The only man, who could rival Carzola for the man of the match gong, was Abou Diaby who was colossal transitioning from defence to attack. After a succession of injuries hampered recent seasons for the Frenchman, he could benefit most from Alex Song’s departure.

He added, “Last season was a difficult season for me. I’m just happy to be back and I hope I can stay fit for the whole season.”