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We Need To Sign Podolski-wenger by Werehkpe: 6:48pm On Mar 26, 2012
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger expects the signing of Lukas Podolski and more “world-class” players to transform his side next season.

The Frenchman wants to add the German international and another proven goalscorer to lighten the load on captain Robin Van Persie, who has scored just under half of the Gunners’ Premier League goals this season.

The 62-year-old boss told the Soccerroomtoday “Yes (we want Podolski), because we want to add some offensive strikers, because many times people say we rely too much on Van Persie, which is true, but if we can find world-class players, we will challenge for the title.”

Wenger also believes keeping a fit squad will be important after suffering throughout the season with injuries to most of his big name players.

“I just felt we had two weak periods in the season and you can only afford one,” he said.

“I knew when we were 17th (in August) that we cannot afford any weak periods anymore, so when that happened in January it was very difficult.

“If you look at the circumstances of the (second) blip, it was down to the fact we had no full backs. Overall since October, since the team has gelled, we are not on too bad a run.

“Man City have had the opposite; they started in the way we are now. It is difficult for everyone to maintain that.”

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