Lukas Podolski is eager to play with his new Arsenal teammates - including Robin van Persie.

Podolski would relish the opportunity to play alongside the Dutch striker.

He said: "Arsenal are a very disciplined team; they play great football with excellent passing and they are really good to watch on television.

"I'm excited to be part of this team now, playing that way and making the supporters happy.

"Robin van Persie has had such a brilliant season - it has been great to watch.

"Then there is Per Mertesacker who I know well, and I have also been impressed with the performances of Wojciech Szczesny in goal.

"Of course Tomas Rosicky has had a very good season. There are many great players at Arsenal."