The German hopes he can now step things up a level to help drive the Barclays Premier League leaders on towards a successful end to the campaign.
"It was a long time for me because I never had a long injury before," Podolski told Arsenal Player.
"It was not easy. You work hard, you train hard and finally you're back.
"I don't know if I am 100 per cent, but I think I played very good and we will see in the next week."
Podolski added: "You are always happy when you play and score goals for the team, so it was good for me, good for the team and important in the end we did the job to be in the next round."
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