Premier League: Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski relishing Mesut Ozil link up
Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski says he is relishing the prospect of lining up alongside new signing Mesut Ozil.
Last Updated: 05/09/13 2:18pm
The German forward, who arrived from FC Koln last summer, limped out of the Gunners' Champions League qualifier against Fenerbahce with a torn hamstring that is likely to keep him out of action until early next year.
His Germany team-mate Ozil joined on deadline day for a club-record fee believed to be in the region of £42.5million, and Podoloski says he cannot wait to play in the same team as the 24-year old.
"Mesut and I are going to rock Arsenal," Podolski told German newspaper Bild.
"It's great that he's coming - he's a good friend and a brilliant footballer.
"He's a great fit for us. We're already playing great football; the only thing that was missing was the final punch, that element of surprise. That's exactly what Mesut will give us.
"It is extremely sad, I would have liked to have played with Mesut straight away, not watched him from the stands. But I can't change that, I can't sew the muscle back together again."