By FOX SPORTS staff
The German international scored 16 goals last season, endearing himself to the Arsenal faithful in his maiden campaign at the Emirates Stadium.
Despite his respectable goal tally, Podolski has not seen much game-time upfront, with manager Arsene Wenger often opting for team-mates Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott to lead the line for the Gunners.
With Higuain rumoured to arrive in the near future from Real Madrid, the former Cologne man will face more competition for a striking berth. However, Podolski told The Sun that he was happy with Wenger's decision to strengthen the squad.
"It is always good when good players come in, I don't worry about a specific player. And it is certainly not a problem," Podolski stated.
"I am strong enough and I have qualities. And when good players come in, I will play with good players. Every season players come in and players go. But I think it is good news if top players come in."
The 28-year old harbours title aspirations with Arsenal and hopes his team seizes the advantage in the wake of changes undergone by their rivals.
"The hope is that this season Arsenal will be at the top of the league. English football, thankfully, is not like Spain where you only have two teams - Barcelona and Real Madrid - who fight at the top. In the Premier League you have five, six, even seven top, top teams," he pointed out.
"It is very difficult but I know that Arsenal are one of those top teams who will be involved. You don't know how the season will work out. A few of the other teams all have new managers so it is difficult to say. But they will be strong and equally, Arsenal will be strong."