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Chelsea Can Keep Podolski Quiet – Marko Marin

Chelsea will take on Arsenal at the Emirates this Saturday and Marko Marin, the German team mate of  Arsenal’s Lukas Podolski is confident that Chelsea has what it takes to stop the in-form Podolski. Both Chelsea and Arsenal are yet to lose a game in the league and the London rivals will face each other to decide their fate in an early kickoff on Saturday. After a slow start, Podolski has bagged three goals in his last four games for the Gunners and along with Cazorla, he will prove to be a real threat in-front goal.

Marin is confident that Chelsea can stop Lukas Podolski

Speaking ahead of the game, attacking midfielder Marin, 23, said:

“At the beginning it was a bit new for him, but now he is doing very well. He has scored a few goals and he is playing well. Will Lukas be a threat? I think we have a very good ­defence. Our right-back Branislav Ivanovic will do very well. It will be very hard for Lukas to play against him. I am not sure that Arsenal have played against a good team like us. I am confident that we can keep Podolski quiet. 

There are two German players that we will be playing against, with Per Mertesacker also playing for Arsenal. I have not spoken to Lukas. We know each other from the national team, of course, but we are not really friends. I talk more with Per. We played together at Werder Bremen. I hope I’m in the team, but the important thing is that we win and keep our position in the Premier League.” 

The former Werder Bremen man made his Chelsea debut in the 6-0 Capital One Cup rout of Wolves after missing the start of the season with a ­hamstring injury. He said:

“I did it in a training session, but I feel good now and I can forget all that and look to the future. “I just want to play for as long as possible, for as many games as I can. I am nearly 100 per cent fit again, so I hope to play.”