"There is enough time to get back in the top four, and a lot of points to play for," Podolski said.
Podolski has been deployed to great effect down the left, rather than in a preferred central attacking role, but is happy just to play.
"When you are a footballer, you will not always play 90 minutes. Sometimes you are not happy, but this is not important for me," he added.
"I fight for Arsenal, for the club and team and this for me is important."
"We have a lot of great players. The coaches don't change the full-back or centre-back - you change always the positions in the front who create something."
"You have great players and it is not a problem when I am substituted."