Arsenal’s summer signing Lukas Podolski believes that he has already made his impression on manager Arsene Wenger and insists that he is not distracted by the latter’s coverage of the tournament for French television.
Podolski has somewhat struggled to make an impact offensively in Germany’s two opening matches but as noted by teammate Per Mertesacker, his defensive involvement has been impressive.
The 27-year old is battling the likes of Andre Schurrle and Miroslav Klose for a starting berth in Joachim Loew’s starting line-up but ahead of the Germans’ Group B clash with Denmark on Sunday, he has made it clear that he is staying calm.
“I don’t think I have anything to prove to Arsene Wenger. He has seen me play several times and knows what I can do. I think it is clear that my transfer was no accident and, of course, I’m very glad I signed with Arsenal,” Podolski was quoted on Goal.com.
He added: “In fact, what has really pleased me is that Arsenal fans can watch me play in a tournament like this and realize what I’m capable of at the highest level. Very soon I will also show that in London.”
Podolski also revealed that he is already trading texts with Gunners teammate and Poland goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny.
“We have exchanged text messages during the Euros to wish each other good luck. We have a very good relationship,” the former FC Cologne player concluded.