Podolski struck in last night's win over Olympiakos.
"Lukas is a fantastic worker and heâ€™s a great player as well," Gibbs told arsenal.com. "Heâ€™s a joy to work with. The fact that he works so hard inspires me to work hard as well. He brings that to the team. Heâ€™s a very important player for us and heâ€™s producing goals, heâ€™s defending well, heâ€™s attacking well. Itâ€™s a pleasure to work with him."