Transfer news: Luis Suarez should come to Arsenal, says Lukas Podolski
Should a deal be completed it would mean more competition for the German forward
As Arsenal continue their pursuit of Luis Suarez, upping their bid to £40m for the Liverpool striker, one of their current forwards will welcome the developments.
Speaking during Arsenal's pre-season tour, Lukas Podolski spoke of his admiration for the Uruguay international.
"He [Suarez] is a big player. He's scored a lot of goals so he's a big striker," said the German.
"But it's not my decision to speak about this. It's a decision for the coach. I don't know what will happen in the next weeks."
Should Suarez arrive at the Emirates it will mean extra competition for Podolski, however the 28-year-old who arrived in north London last summer says that is to be expected at a club like Arsenal.
"I'm happy when players come in. I want to play with the best players in the world but I'm not scared about big names because it helps the team and it helps me to help the team when we play together.
"The coach has his system and we will see what will happen in the next few weeks.
"At every big club you have competition, particularly at a club of the size of Arsenal.
"When all of the players are fit and we don't have injuries there is big competition.
"Every player wants to play football and nobody wants to sit on the bench."
Latest in Sport
Frank Lampard was RIGHT not to celebrate Manchester City's equaliser against Chelsea
All Blacks Aaron Cruden misses New Zealand flight after drinking session, has brilliant excuse
WWE Raw results: Dean Ambrose and John Cena hunt down Seth Rollins but The Authority stand firmly in their way
Colombian women's cycling team kit that makes wearer appear naked is branded 'unacceptable' by UCI president
Five reasons why Louis van Gaal is a worse Manchester United manager than David Moyes
- 1 Cyclist in Russia narrowly misses being hit by car and lorry
- 2 'F*ck it, I quit': KTVA reporter Charlo Greene quits live on air in spectacular fashion
- 3 What are your fingerprint words?
- 5 Pink Floyd new album: Band unveil cover art for first record in 20 years
Scotland could still declare independence – even without referendum, says Alex Salmond
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Hilary Mantel 'should be investigated by police' over Margaret Thatcher assassination story, says Lord Bell
Plebgate MP Andrew Mitchell called officer a 'little s**t', claim court documents 'exposing ex-Chief Whip's 'record of abusing police'
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
Labour Party conference: Ed Balls to set out plan to freeze child benefit to balance books