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Arsenal will see more of Podolski's attacking talents - Mertesacker

Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker insists the Gunners fans will see a lot more attacking action from new signing Lukas Podolski in the Premier League.

The former FC Cologne man played an important role in Germany's 2-1 win over Holland at Euro2012 on Wednesday, helping keep Arjen Robben quiet, and although Mertescker felt it was a good performance, he expects the 27-year old to more of an attacking force in North London.

"Defensively it was a great game from Lukas," Mertesacker told Arsenal's official website.

"He had to cover for Philippe Lahm, with Arjen Robben on his flank, and he did it very well. Especially in the first half, he covered him all the time and it was two against one on Robben.

"I think that was more important than his attacking qualities today. But every Arsenal fan will soon see what he can do offensively."

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