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Podolski Encourages Big-Name Signings

Not for the first time in the close-season, Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski has invited the club to sign big-name players to compete with him.

The Gunners have been linked to Wayne Rooney, Gonzalo Higuain and Luis Suarez during the transfer window, indicating that manager Arsene Wenger does not think Podolski and Olivier Giroud have enough goals between them.

And they seem serious about luring Suarez from Liverpool, after making another bid to sign him from the Reds.

But German international Podolski says that he is used to playing with and against the best, and that he is not afraid of the top-quality signings he expects Arsenal to make.

"I'm not scared about big names because it helps the team and will help me when we play together," Podolski said from Arsenal’s pre-season tour to Asia, according to Sky Sports.

"Every summer is the same. Players come in and others leave.

"I am always happy to play with the best in the world.

"But it's not about what is good for me, it's about improving the whole team."

"You have competition at every big club, particularly one the size of Arsenal,” he added.

"When all the players are fit, there is big competition here."

Podolski Happy To Be Back


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