Lukas Podolski says he has never known such strong spirit team spirit like that he has experienced in the Arsenal squad.

The Gunners head into 2014 at the summit of the Premier League and into the last-16 of the Champions League.

I have never been in a team like this before; we stay together, we have fun and we have played a good season so far

Lukas Podolski

Podolski has been delighted with their performances and believes the bond between the players is a key ingredient behind their success.

“We have a good team and we have a lot of fun together,” the German forward told Arsenal.com.

“I have never been in a team like this before; we stay together, we have fun and we have played a good season so far.

“It has been really good and I hope we stay on top until the end of the season.”

Copyright 2014 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source Rob Kelly 1 Jan 2014