Arsenal boss Wenger: Podolski can help us win Premier League

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger feels his current team are capable of winning the Premier League next season - with Lukas Podolski.

He wants to add Podolski and another striker to lighten the goal-scoring burden on Robin van Persie, but considers his current crop of players, when fully fit, to be up among the best.

Wenger said: "I just felt we had two weak periods in the season and you can only afford one. 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.

"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)."

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