Arsenal boss Wenger hoping Podolski continues Schalke scoring record

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger expects Lukas Podolski to be motivated against Champions League opponents Schalke.
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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger expects Lukas Podolski to be motivated against Champions League opponents Schalke.

In his previous four games against Schalke, he has scored three times.

Wenger said: “Lukas will be up for the game, although personally I don’t mind who scores.

“If we win, we are 90 per cent there in terms of qualifying. They are a team which try to play good football and build from the back.

“They have just had a good result in Dortmund. They are a solid side. Good up front. Dangerous on counter attacks. The Champions League is always a bit cagey.

“The players know we want a big performance.

“The most important thing is that we have the ball, express our talent and enjoy playing.

“I expect us to respond in a strong way because this team is very ambitious. The players were very disappointed to lose at Norwich but we have to put that behind us and show a strong response.”

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