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German national coach Joachim Low believes that a move to Arsenal has had a positive effect on Lukas Podolski, reported ESPN Soccernet.
The 27 year-old forward joined the Gunners at the start of the summer window and the German has certainly impressed critics with his superb performances for the North London club. The winger has scored 4 goals and provided 2 assists in 9 games for Arsenal so far.
Podolski had been an integral part of Lowâ€™s squad, completing 100 appearances for Germany at the recently concluded European Championships. However, his career with the national side was assumed to be nearing an end with Andre Schurrle, Mario Gotze and Marco Reus rising to prominence steadily.
Low was quoted by ESPN as saying, â€œI can only say positive things about him [Podolski], even when he does not play. I have always been able to count on him for many years. That makes him indispensable for us. I think the progress he is making at Arsenal is very positive. He always has such a positive energy about him and is benefiting from his experiences with Arsenal.â€
Podolski remains confident that he will still play a big part for Germany in the years to come. With Low recognising the forward's exploits at Arsenal, the German could re-cement his place in Germanyâ€™s starting line-up by the time they visit Brazil for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
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