Lukas Podolski thrilled to prove his worth to Arsenal

The Germany international was thrilled to get a rare start for Arsenal this week

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Lukas Podolski has revealed his delight after helping to fire Arsenal to an impressive 4-1 Champions League win at Galatasaray on Tuesday night.

The Germany international has struggled to hold down a regular spot in Arsene Wenger’s first-team this season and has not started a Premier League game for the Gunners.

However, the World Cup winner scored twice along with Aaron Ramsey as Wenger’s side ended their Champions League group-stage campaign on a high.

“We came here and left some players at home but you could see the mentality of the team in the first half was very good and the performance was as well,” Podolski told Arsenal Player.

“Of course we are very happy, we won away in Turkey against a good team. It is always difficult to play in Turkey, with the atmosphere and the fans, but we did it well and we won 4-1, which is good.

“I had the chance to play today and I always want to score, give assists and play well. For me it was important to play 90 minutes and keep going.

“It is not always easy to come in and do well so it was good for me to do that.”

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