Successive goalless draws against Sunderland and Stoke and raised fears Arsene Wengerâ€™s side would struggle but Podolski believes there is plenty to be optimistic about over the coming months.
â€śWe played very well in the first two matches but when you donâ€™t have the three points in the matches against Stoke and Sunderland, the press, they write that you play no good,â€ť he said. â€śBut I think we played very well, we only didnâ€™t score the goal.
â€śIt is normal. When I played for Cologne and you donâ€™t win matches, it is only a negative atmosphere. It is the same in Arsenal. Arsenal is a big club and you want to win all the matches. The first two matches, we only had one point each and that was not good enough. Today we played very well and we are happy about this.â€ť