Arsenal have quashed any rumours that German international, Lukas Podolski is set to leave the club amidst reports that Podolski is unhappy at the Emirates.
The Express insist that Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger wants Podolski to remain a vital part of the squad at Arsenal, “It is quite simple, there is no transfer market at the moment. When there is no transfer market, you are all on board – or not on board. It is like that.”
“This is a job where you can only be successful if you’re fully committed. You cannot be half in and half out, so all this transfer speculation is not considered at all.
“We are all on board to get results, and Podolski will be part of that.”
It is understandable to sympathise with the German who signed for Arsenal back in 2012 for £11m. The promise of first team football was short lived and Podolski has struggled to cement a place in the starting line-up and last week suggested he may have to re-evaluate his career.
A player who offers so much to Arsenal, has the German a right to be frustrated? With a left foot that can break the back of nets, Arsenal have a real weapon in their squad and it seems they are afraid to use it. Podolski was the most substituted player when he arrived at the Gunners, is there something that Wenger sees that the fans don’t?
Should Podolski be in the first team?