Skipper Robin van Persie has welcomed the signing of Lukas Podolski, telling Sky Sports News he’s ‘a really good player’.
Robin was speaking ahead of tonight’s Football Writers Association dinner, where he’ll pick up his Player of the Season award, and said that the arrival of the German international is something everyone at the club is happy about.
“He is a really good player, an experienced player and he has been in the game at the highest level for more than eight years,” he said. “I know that he has played 91, 92 times games for Germany, which says it all. He had a little trip to Munich a couple of years ago and then came back to Cologne.
“He is a great player and a great character to have around because he’s a winner. When we played against Cologne in pre-season you could see that he’s a winner.
“Even though it was a friendly he was doing absolutely everything to win and we are very happy that he’s coming to Arsenal.”
All going well, Robin and Lukas will be linking up in the Arsenal attack next season, and despite winning both Player of the Year awards this season, van Persie is not content to rest on his laurels.
“I ask a certain standard of my game, that’s not something new. I always ask myself to provide assists, to score goals and help my team-mates out.
“This year and the second part of last season has gone really well. I always ask those standards of my game.”
Two games left this season, let’s hope he can keep it going until he gets the help he needs next season.