Podolski needs to improve this season to be regular Arsenal starter

When Lukas Podolski joined Arsenal last season, we thought he would be a fantastic signing playing alongside Van Persie and Walcott; however as we all know Van Persie then left for Premier League rivals Manchester United and Podolski never seemed to really flourish.

Of course understanding many factors contribute to why Podolski perhaps didn’t live up to be the player we all expected, but if we are to compete at the highest level then our German International definitely needs to step up in my opinion.

Chamberlain looking for a more central role at Arsenal

The centre of midfield for OX?

Arsenal star and England International Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has told the media that although he wishes to play in his favoured midfield position, he is happy to play anywhere on the pitch to help out the team.

Chamberlain stated; “It’s not really for me to say (where I play) at this stage. I need to make sure, whether I’m asked to play in the middle or out wide, that I put in good performances and develop my game so I can be called up in different positions. I grew up as a more natural midfielder, so whenever I get the opportunity to come on in midfield I try to do so and I’m happy and excited to show that I’ve got some attributes in midfield.”

Podolski – I will play anywhere that Arsenal want me to!

The newest Arsenal player Lukas Podolski is not in the slightest bit worried about Arsene Wenger playing him out of position when he arrives at the Emirates next season, as it seems he can play anywhere in the attacking half of the field!

“In Cologne, I played as a centre forward and also as a playmaker.” Podolski said today. “In the national team I play wide on the left. I honestly don’t mind where I play as long as it’s in a forward position. But it’s always the coach who decides where you play and I will do my best wherever I play.”

Theo Walcott isn’t worried about competition from Oxlade-Chamberlain

Most Arsenal fans think that both Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are wingers as that is where they play every week in the current Arsenal formation, but Walcott himself doesn’t think that The Ox is a candidate to replace him in the team.

Walcott believes that they can both play together, but with Theo as a striker and Chamberlain as an attacking midfielder behind him.

Walcott said: “It’s always great to have competition. You want to play well, you want the team to play well and to have other ­players around keeps you on your toes.

Will Arsenal break the bank to secure Arjen Robben?

One of Arsenal’s more eccentric transfer targets, Arjen Robben, confirmed again that he’s just as likely to accept a transfer away from Bayern Munich as he is to extend his contract with the Bavarian team.

Arsene Wenger is still looking for offensive reinforcements and Robben is reputed to be one of the best wingers in the world, so a move would be possible if we think that Robben only has one year left of contract.

“It cannot be said that I am 100 per cent certain I will stay with Bayern.” Robben said.

Podolski vs Giroud – Who Should Join Arsenal?

The rumours linking Arsenal to all sorts of strikers around Europe and a lot of names came up since the last summer, but two of them have been consistent and seem to really be targeted by Wenger.

It’s true that Arsenal need some massive reinforcements, and although the midfield is the weak point at the moment, it won’t hurt to grab an extra striker or two. Arshavin left, Chamakh will likely follow him and so should Park after a lengthy period with no action for the Gunners.

Arsenal Lead Chelsea In Fight For Barcelona Wonderkid

Barcelona’s winger Isaac Cuenca may be in for an unexpected move in January as both Chelsea and Arsenal are interested in the 20-year-old who has yet to extend his contract with the Catalans.

Being more often than not on the sidelines Cuenca is delaying his contract talks with the European Champions and interest didn’t show up late in his services after he’s proved to be one of the best prospects of Spanish football.

Wenger:”We must get Chamberlain to play in the centre”

Arsenal’s French manager Arsene Wenger offered his thoughts about the new Arsenal star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for the club’s official website. The manager thinks that Chamberlain must change his winger role into a centre midfielder role, but that he’s not yet ready to play in centre-midfield in a Premier League match.

“He is ahead of schedule,” the Frenchman told Arsenal Player. “Overall I think he has to add some ingredients to his game that will be absolutely necessary at the top but he has the basic talent – nobody can dispute that. “