Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski has hailed the current staff at the club for his seamless settling-in period.
The Germany international has already scored three goals in his last two Premier League games for the club and claimsthe style of football Arsenal play is very much to his liking he said:
“When I came on the first day to the club everyone made it easy for me,” he said.
“Not only the team around the team – the coaches, the physios, the president and all the staff make it easy for me.
“We have only played four or five matches and I have three goals and I am very happy about the good start for me and for the team.
“Last week we played very well. This is the style of football that I like, we play with one or two touches.
“We play straight to the front, but we have only played four matches and we are not ready to speak about the title or the Champions League.
“We must carry on playing like the last few matches and we must keep on fighting.”
Meanwhile, League One side Crewe Alexandra seem very keen to extend the loan spell of Arsenal midfielder Chuks Aneke.
The 19-year-old moved to Alex on a month-long loan deal earlier this month but he was sent off in the side’s game at Stevenage last weekend and has been suspended for three games as a result.
“We are now without Chuks for three games and it is disappointing because we are short of midfield players,” manager Steve Davis told Crewe’s official website. “It is also disappointing for Chuks because he wanted to come here and show everyone the ability he has.
“He wants to play and we will discuss about extending his loan or not when the time comes. We haven’t made a decision yet and I will contact Steve Bould at Arsenal and discuss things. He would have seen the challenge and know that he isn’t that sort of player.
“Chuks has ability and it is a shame that he hasn’t been able to have the impact he would have wanted because of his three-match suspension.”
Aneke has just one brief substitute appearance for the Gunners, coming on as a 90th-minute substitute in a League Cup tie with Shrewsbury Town last season. He has also had loan spells at Stevenage and Preston North End.