Lukas Podolski hopes Arsenal can gain momentum after dramatic win
Arsenal striker is confident the Gunners can reach Champions League knockout stage
Lukas Podolski is hoping Arsenal can gain momentum after a dramatic 2-1 victory over Anderlecht.
Kieran Gibbs cancelled out Andy Najar’s opener in the 89th minute before Podolski netted the winner deep into stoppage-time in Belgium.
We have an important game against Anderlecht at home and if we win that then I think we can go through
And the Germany international is confident Arsenal can beat Anderlecht at The Emirates next month and book their place in the next round.
“It was a dramatic game for the fans and for us as well but at the end we have the three points,” Podolski told Arsenal’s website.
“If we lost today it would have been difficult. It was important that we won and went back to London with the three points.
“I hope [we can gain momentum]. We had 25 shots on target against Hull City and we drew. Today was not the best game but it’s important that at the end you get the points and we have the points.
“Sometimes you have to be a little bit lucky and today was the day. When the ball is on my left foot I score 99 per cent of the time. It was a good moment for me and the fans because they support me all of the time.
“We still have three games left and nothing is certain yet. We have an important game against Anderlecht at home and if we win that then I think we can go through.”
Arsenal are in second place and three points behind Group D leaders Borussia Dortmund.