German worried about team’s poor defending of late.
Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski has told his team-mates that they have to stop conceding early goals if they still want to qualify for next season’s Champions League.
Check out the latest Arsenal v Stoke odds now! Why not have a flutter on Arsenal to be winning at the end of each half at 11/1!
The North Londoners were at it again at the Emirates against Liverpool on Wednesday night, allowing Luis Suarez to give the visitors an early lead, before the Gunners managed to rescue a point, however, the striker is concerned that the habit could come back to haunt them come May time.
“It is a problem. We must start strong from the first minute and score the first goal. In the last weeks that has always been the problem – we must fight and come back,” Podolski said.
“Chelsea and Spurs are strong. It is a strong league and we must fight every game.
“We want to finish first, but the difference is too big now. We lost a lot of points in the first half of the Premier League and now the difference is too big.
“We must fight for the Champions League places and this is our focus.
“We will do it.”
Download the free fanatix app now for iPhone: Sport news, social
features and more!
Follow us on Twitter and Facebook: