Podolski is hopeful of silverware but is realistic about the Gunners’ chances.
Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski has revealed that whilst the German obviously wants to win trophies at the club this season it is going to be very tough.
Podolski joined the Gunners last summer and scored 16 goals in all competitions, but spent a lot of time on the sidelines after suffering an ankle injury.
Whilst the 28-year-old admits he’s happy at the Emirates Stadium and wants to win silverware with the north London club in 2013/14, the attacker warns that it won’t be easy.
“We fight for trophies next season,” the Germany international was quoted in the Mirror.
“It will not be easy. Everyone thinks it’s easy to get a trophy. You have five or six teams who fight for first place.
“It’s not like in Spain where it’s just two teams and in Germany you just have Dortmund and Bayern.
“It’s not easy in England. It’s so competitive.”
It’s now eight seasons since Arsenal last won a trophy with the FA Cup victory in 2005, with big players such as Patrick Vieira, Thierry Henry, Cesc Fabregas, Samir Nasri and Robin Van Persie having left the club since then.
Manager Arsene Wenger has been criticised for being too cautious in the transfer market and failing to move forward, as teams around them such as Chelsea and Manchester City have gotten stronger.
However, the Frenchman has not failed to guide the side to Champions League football since taking over as boss in 1996 and this summer has been pledged a £70m kitty for new players.
Podolski is one of many in the game that is aware of the Gunners’ talent but is also realistic enough to realise that the competition is strong and winning a trophy will not be easy.