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The summer signing from Koln is in awe of the French manager's philosophy for the north London club, and now feels settled in England despite being regularly substituted.

Lukas Podolski thinks Arsene Wenger is a "super coach and human", and has praised the footballing philosophy the French manager has put in place at Arsenal.

The German forward arrived in the summer transfer window from Bundesliga club Koln, and feels settled in the Premier League despite being regularly substituted in his Premier League career.

However, the 27-year-old is looking forward to a "dream draw" against Bayern Munich in the last 16 of the Champions League, and is also determined to regain his place in the German national squad.

"[Wenger's] a super coach and human. He speaks to everyone internally and has a clear philosophy about the inner workings of the club," he told Kicker.

"People are very respectful to me here. When I leave the training ground, I'm not followed. I am happy to have taken this step. Not just in terms of football as I have also settled in well."

Arsenal faces a difficult challenge in the Champions league having drawn last year's finalists and Podolski's former team Bayern, but he believes the tie could be decided in the Gunners' favor in the first game at the Emirates.

"It's a dream draw," he said. "I'm looking forward to seeing [Uli] Hoeness, Jupp Heynckes and my colleagues from the national team. However, there's a small advantage that we're playing at home first.

"If you want to win the trophy, you have to take the opponents as they come."

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