Podolski urges Arsenal to push for top four

Arsenal striker Lukas PodolskiArsenal star Lukas Podolski believes that the club can still qualify for next season’s Champions League.

The Gunners are currently four points adrift of Tottenham, who occupy forth spot, after a stuttering start to the season.

Podolski struck during the North Londoners’ 5-1 triumph over West Ham earlier this week, a result which the German feels could kick-start their bid for a spot in Europe’s top club competition:

“There is enough time to get back in the top four, and a lot of points to play for,” he is quoted by Sky Sports.

“We must believe in our game and our players. After the two defeats against Manchester City and Chelsea, the atmosphere was not so good, but now we have won 5-1 and we look forward to the next game.”

Podolski arrived at the Emirates Stadium over the summer in an £11m move from Cologne.

Despite his price tag and vast levels of experience, the 27-year-old has struggled to nail down a guaranteed spot in Arsene Wenger’s first-team.

He has completed a full 90 minutes in the Premier League just once this term and has often been deployed in a wide position instead of his favoured central striking role.

But, he insists he is happy with his spell in England so far, and is focused on helping the club achieve their goals for the season:

“When you are a footballer, you will not always play 90 minutes. Sometimes you are not happy, but this is not important for me,

“I fight for Arsenal, for the club and team and this for me is important.”

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