Arsene Wenger is confident assistant boss Steve Bould can help Arsenal build a solid defensive foundation as it looks to make an impact on the Premier League.
The Gunners have yet to concede a goal in their opening three games, and registered their first win at Liverpool with goals from northern summer signings
Wenger believes signs are positive for the bigger challenges which lie ahead.
Speaking at the UEFA elite club coaches forum in Nyon,
"We continue our training regime. He has taken over from
"Will we finish with the best defence in the league? I hope so."
Wenger, however, maintained it would not be a case of the days of '1-0 to the Arsenal' once again.
He added: "No, no, we want to score goals, but
Podolski was deployed up front alongside fellow northern summer signing
"I like Arsenal's style of football and Santi's as well - I love his style of football, with one or two touches," he said.
"We play [well] together and you could see it here - he passed for me for the first goal, I passed to him for the second goal.
"But we are only three matches in. We have 35 matches more so we must keep going."
Podolski added: "At Arsenal, I not only play on the line, but I can go in the middle and play with
"This is my style of football. I like this, but it is not only about one match - I want to play more of these matches."