The German forward, who produced an impressive display to inspire the Gunners to a 5-1 victory over West Ham United in the Premier League on Wednesday, though, admits that Arsene Wenger's side still have a lot to work on if they are to finish in the top four.
"There is enough time to get back in the top four," said Podolski. "We have 15 games and a lot of points to play for. We need more of these games and then we are back in the first four.
"It is not about saying, 'today Arsenal are back', because we need more of these games and more of these points. Then I think we are back in the top four."
Arsenal are currently four points behind fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur.