Lukas Podolski has vowed to end Arsenal's seven-year trophy wait
Germany striker Lukas Podolski has vowed to end Arsenal's seven-year trophy wait.
Last Updated: 20/10/12 1:14pm
The Germany striker, who signed for Arsene Wenger's side in the summer in an £11million deal from Cologne, has settled into London life well.
And Podolski is now extremely optimistic that the Gunners can finally end their wait for a first trophy since the 2005 FA Cup.
He said in The Sun: "It is no good at the end of the season if you have scored 30 goals and the team is sixth in the Premier League.
"I want goals, I want assists for my team-mates, I want to play well for the team. I want to win something here at Arsenal."
The 27-year-old is clearly enjoying a new lease of life at the club and is bringing back the fun element to Arsenal.
"Football is fun," admitted Podolski. "Of course, it is easier to smile when you have won than when you have lost but I always try to smile no matter what.
"Maybe it's because I just love the job I have, I love to play at the training ground, in the stadiums and on the street with friends.
"Yes, it's important to have fun with football. I have a bit of a reputation as a joker among the other players, I fool around but I know when the game gets serious."