Wenger has been impressed by the strength of Podolskiâ€™s performances, and is not ruling out deploying the 27-year-old as a centre forward in the future.
â€śI donâ€™t say no to that,â€ť he told Arsenal Player. â€śAt the moment Iâ€™m 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.
â€śWe 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.
â€śIf 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.
â€śI have so many examples of players who became stars, where the environment was at least very sceptical at the start.â€ť