Arsenal new-boy Lukas Podolski is delighted by his side’s strong start but insists it is too early to be thinking about the Premier League title.
The Gunners have shown impressive form to stay unbeaten so far this season, sitting fifth in the early standings after taking nine points from their first five games, conceding just two goals.
Podolski, a summer arrival at Emirates Stadium from Cologne, has slotted straight into Arsene Wenger’s side, scoring twice in the league.
Early questions have been raised over whether the North Londoners could be genuine title contenders this season but the 27-year-old Germany international feels such speculation is premature.
“You have five, six teams to fight for the championship,” he told Sky Sports. “We are one of the teams and the start was very good for us.
“We have nine points but it’s too early to speak about the championship. We must wait to play 20 matches then we must see how it is and I ask whether we fight or we don’t fight for the championship.”
Podolski is enjoying life in the Premier League and says he has not had much trouble adjusting.
“It was easy for me to play in the Premier League. The club and the team make it easy for me,” he added.
“The German league is also good and the change from last year, the Bundesliga, becomes a good feeling.
“I like the style of football in England and the style of Arsenal and I’m very happy to play in the Premier League.”
September 29, 2012 KO 12:00pm