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Podolski: Not easy for Arsenal to win a trophy

ESPN staff
July 21, 2013
Lukas Podolski signed for Arsenal in the summer of 2012 © PA Photos

Lukas Podolski has revealed it is tough for Arsenal to win trophies because of the strength of the opposition in the Premier League.

Arsene Wenger's men have gone eight years since they last tasted silverware success - after they defeated Manchester United on penalties to lift the FA Cup - and it was back in 2004 where the Gunners previously won the Premier League during the unbeaten 'Invincibles' campaign.

There has been pressure on Wenger to splash the cash at The Emirates in a bid to end the trophy drought, and the north London side have been linked with big-money moves for Liverpool's Luis Suarez, Real Madrid's Gonzalo Higuain and unsettled Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney.

And Podolski, who signed for the Gunners in the summer of 2012, believes with a few new arrivals the club can be successful.

"We fight for trophies next season. When you look at the finish to the season [finishing fourth in a Champions League spot], if we bring in some players as well then we will have the belief we can take into next season," the Germany international said, adding that the Premier League is far more competitive than other leagues in Europe.

"It will not be easy. Everyone thinks it's easy to get a trophy. You have five or six teams who fight for first place. It's not like in Spain where it's just two teams and in Germany you just have Dortmund and Bayern," he said.

"It's not easy in England. It's so competitive. But at Arsenal we have good players, a great coach and great fans. Arsenal is a very big team and we want to win trophies."

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