Podolski has the crest of home-town club Cologne inked on the inside of his right arm as a mark of respect for the team he joined at the age of 10, and left for the second time this northern summer.
And the German striker, who endured a difficult three-season stint at Bayern Munich before returning home in 2009, is hopeful of making a similarly lasting success of his time at the
"Cologne meant so much to me because I was there for a long time, maybe I will do the same with Arsenal because I like this club," Podolski said.
"It is a big club and maybe we can do a tattoo. We can speak about this in the next three or four years."
Podolski netted his third goal in as many games when the Gunners came from behind to beat Montpellier away in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday night.
And along with fellow new signing
He added: "When I came on the first day to the club everyone made it easy for me.
"Not only the team around the team, the coaches, the physios, the president and all the staff make it easy for me.
"We have only played four or five matches and I have three goals and I am very happy about the good start for me and for the team.
"We must keep fit and well - it is a long, long season."
Arsenal has conceded just a single goal in the English Premier League so far, and that after a mistake by goalkeeper
Going forward the Gunners have looked almost irresistible, with the only thing missing being
Podolski admits Arsenal's passing style very much suits his game, whether playing wide on the left or down the centre.
However, he warned against getting swept away in the hype as Arsenal prepares for Sunday's (1.00am Monday AEST) trip to champion Manchester City.
"The team and [manager]
"We play straight to the front, but we have only played four matches and we are not ready to speak about the title or the Champions League.
"We must carry on playing like the last few matches and we must keep on fighting."
Szczesny, meanwhile, missed the midweek trip to