Lukas Podolski hoping win can be catalyst for good Arsenal run

The striker is hoping for the side to find their form following their late Anderlecht win.

Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski is hoping for some momentum to be generated after he scored the winner in a dramatic late fightback in Belgium as the Gunners scored twice in the closing stages to come from behind to overcome Anderlecht 2-1.

Kieran Gibbs equalised for Arsenal in the 89th minute before Podolski's close range winner in stoppage time gave Arsenal a crucial victory and put them in a strong position to qualify from their group.

The German international told "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% 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."

The league form from the Gunners hasn't been the best this season as they have only managed to win two Premier League games, and they would like to pick up some wins soon in order to kick-start their league campaign. As it stands they are 11 points off pace-setters Chelsea in the Premier League. 

They have a set of fixtures coming up which look winnable on paper against Sunderland, Burnley and Swansea City in the league, whilst there is the chance to take another step towards qualification for the knock-out stages of the Champions League.

It will be interesting to see if Podolski's winner will be used a springboard in the coming weeks.

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