Wenger has been impressed by the strength of Podolskiâs performances, and is not ruling out deploying the 27-year-old as a centre forward in the future.
âI donât say no to that,â he told Arsenal Player. âAt the moment Iâm not completely convinced that he adjusted well to this position. He gives us a good balance on the left. Walcott or Giroud adjusts well in the middle.
âWe demand a lot of him, because we demand a lot of defensive work. He has a good mentality and wants to do well and fights. I believe that Lukas Podolski has adapted very well.
âIf football teaches you one thing, always keep an open mind and give time and confidence to players. They will always surprise you in a positive way.
âI have so many examples of players who became stars, where the environment was at least very sceptical at the start.â