The German insists he relishes the competition.
"I'm happy when players come in," Podolski told arsenal.com. "I will play with the best players in the world but the Club and the boss make the decision.
"I'm not scared about big names - I'm happy when big names come in. When a big striker or a big defender comes in, they help the team and they help me. We will see what happens in the next [few] weeks."