Lukas Podolski's post Bayern Instagram message for Arsenal fans

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Lukas Podolski wants Arsenal fans to stay positive despite Champions League elimination.

1:1, unfortunately we are out of ucl and we cannot change it. We must stay positive and strong for the next weeks! #afc #ucl #staypositiv #coyg #podolski#podolski #aha #redarmy

Arsenal may have been knocked out of the Champions League, but Lukas Podolski believes all associated with the club should say positive.

He posted the above photo and message to rally supporters to remain upbeat for a crucial week, and couple of months ahead.

Arsenal travel to Tottenham Hotspur at the weekend, needing a first win in three Premier League away games to re-ignite their title charge.

With an FA Cup semi-final on the horizon against Wigan Athletic, and real chance of silverware, there are plenty of reasons for the Gunners to stay upbeat and not dwell on their elimination at the hands of Bayern Munich.

Arsenal need their players to exude the same positivity as Podolski, who sounded deflated in his post-game interview when reflecting on the match, but when asked about the coming weeks he certainly perked up.

He told SkySports: "We now look forward to our Premier League and FA Cup games. We fought to the end. We played a good second half but it's not enough to go to the next round.

"We are in the semis for the FA Cup and we are still fighting for the title.We have important weeks to go, so we play and we will see what happens."

Becoming the first side in 2014 to avoid defeat in a one-off game against Bayern is also reason to be positive, and that's bearing in mind injuries to Mesut Ozil, Jack Wilshere, and Theo Walcott.

It's important Arsenal's stars take the good aspects of this fame result to move forward, and with a bit of luck Aaron Ramsey will return shortly to give them an important personnel boost in midfield.

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