Arsenal new-boy Lukas Podolski has reportedly said that he doesn't need to impress Gunners boss Arsene Wenger during the European Championships, but expects to show him and the club's fans what he's made of next season.
The German attacker, who confirmed the switch from FC Koln in April, told Goal.com that he was determined to be a success in England, even if his performances for the national team have failed to impress.
Podolski has appeared out of sorts in Germany's opening two fixtures, most notably in their 2-1 victory over the Netherlands, where he appeared to struggle on the left wing. However, despite Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger in attendance, he insists that there is no added pressure.
“I don't think I have anything to prove to Arsene Wenger,” he said.
"He has seen me play several times and knows what I can do.”
The 27 year-old's transfer brought to an end a long-running saga which stretched back to last summer, when it was revealed that Wenger wanted to sign him.
“I think it is clear that my transfer was no accident and, of course, I'm very glad I signed with Arsenal.
“In fact, what has really pleased me is that Arsenal fans can watch me play in a tournament like this and realise what I'm capable of at the highest level. Very soon I will also show that in London."
The former Bayern Munich star will be hoping for a better outing with the national team, as they look to top their group with victory against Denmark on Sunday.