Lukas Podolski has revealed why he thinks Arsenal will win the Premier League.
Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski has revealed why he thinks Arsenal will win a trophy by the end of the season; team spirit.
The German forward has had some very flattering things to say about his current employers, suggesting that the team spirit at Arsenal is stronger than any other club he’s been a part of throughout his career.
“I’ve been at a few clubs and in different dressing rooms but I’ve never been in a team with such a strong spirit. You feel comfortable here - be it on the pitch or off it. You always look forward to being with the team and I think that helps us in matches,” he told Arsenal’s website.
Arsenal are out of the League Cup, two goals behind in their Champions League tie and facing intense challenges from Chelsea and Manchester City in the Premier League, but still have a strong chance of winning the FA Cup.
It’s always been a key feature of Arsene Wenger sides, with the gaffer always very keen to praise the mental strength of his players collectively, defending team performances vigorously in the past.
Arsenal are going to be challenged in big ways over the rest of the season and they are likely going to taste defeat again in the Premier League and Podolski has a point that team spirit is a way that they can get through it.
“It’s going to be tight until the end of the season. We’ve got 11 games left in the league and we have to try to find a way of winning as many of those as we can – The team spirit is always good here, even after defeats. This is a great team - there’s a good atmosphere between us and up until now, we’ve had a super season. We need to keep that with us now,” he added.
Team spirit alone won’t get Arsenal to Premier League title success. They also need deadly performances from key players, underperforming opponents and a little bit of luck in terms of decisions and the run of the ball going their way.
Success in the league or the Champions League will only make the Gunners stronger. It’s very important the side ends the silverware drought which has plagued Wenger since 2005 and if they pull it off, the team spirit is only going to get harder to break.
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