By FOX Sports Staff
The German joined the Gunners last summer but he could not help the north London team end what was then a seven-year trophy drought.
Arsenal were dumped out of the FA Cup by Blackburn during the season and suffered a surprise defeat to eventual finalists Bradford in the Capital One Cup quarter-finals. In the Champions League, a 3-1 humbling at the Emirates Stadium by Bayern Munich set the stage for their exit from continental competition in the round of 16 stage as well.
Podolski did do his part, though, as he scored 16 goals in all competitions and impressed as an inside forward over the course of the season.
As he embarks on a second season, he has come to realise that the array of talent present within the Premier League makes it a difficult league to win. The Germany international has a Bundesliga winner's medal to his name from the 2007/08 campaign with Bayern but he remarked that it's an altogether different matter to repeat the feat in England.
"It will not be easy," he told The Daily Mirror. "Everyone thinks it's easy to get a trophy."
"You have five or six teams who fight for first place [in England]. It's not like in Spain where it's just two teams and in Germany you just have Dortmund and Bayern.
"It's not easy in England. It's so competitive."
Despite holding a realist view of of Arsenal's chances, the 28-year-old believes there is still a chance for the club to top the standings at the end of the coming season. However, he is aware of the need to improve his performance in order to help the club get a chance to loft the Premier League trophy.
"At Arsenal we have good players, a great coach and great fans. If we can pull it together then I believe we can win the Premier League," he added.
"I will try to play better, score more goals and do some assists for Arsenal.
"It's very important that we qualify for the Champions League and fight for the championship.
"It was my first year and I'm very happy. We will see how much I can improve and whether I can get better."
Podolski is currently with the Arsenal squad on their tour of Asia and could play a part in the club's summer friendly against Nagoya Grampus on Wednesday.