Arsenal boss Wenger: Podolski will be better for Premier League debut

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says Lukas Podolski will get better after his debut in their stalemate with Sunderland.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says Lukas Podolski will get better after his debut in their stalemate with Sunderland.

Podolski’s hard work was in vain as a resolute Sunderland defence kept him quiet, but the 27-year-old received a vote of confidence from his new manager after the 0-0 draw.

"I see him as a centre forward but he has some work to do, to change his game a little bit, make runs in behind to protect the ball and move around the box," said Wenger to arsenal.com.

"When you come from a wide position, it is not easy to do that. But he will get there. He is a fantastic finisher, but had no real opportunity [against Sunderland].

"I will have to watch the game again and see what he did when we had the ball. I will have to study it."

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