Lukas Podolski transfer: Arsenal striker set for showdown talks with Wenger over future

Lukas Podolski

Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski has demanded showdown talks with Arsene Wenger over his future at the club just days before the January transfer window opens.

The German international has yet to start a Premier League game this season, alerting the interest of Serie A outfit Inter Milan, but Gunners boss Wenger has declared his wish to keep the 29-year-old at the Emirates.

Olivier Giroud received a red card against QPR on Boxing Day and will be banned for three matches, so Podolski may well be needed over the New Year period, although the player himself can’t understand why he hasn’t been involved recently.

“I scored two goals in the CL, then I got benched again. I don’t know what more to do to show the coach”, Podolski told Polish news outlet Gwizdek24.

“I don’t want to wait for my chance. I’m 29. I want to play, play, play! What more can I do than what I am doing?”

“He [Wenger] is not blind, he sees that I’m not getting the minutes I’d like. He’s accountable for the results, I understand that.

“But in the next few days I’m going to talk [with him]. I want to know the club’s intentions for me.

[Inter Milan?] Nothing is a foregone conclusion. First I need to know what Arsenal’s opinion is.”

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godwin etsano
godwin etsano
6 years ago

podolski is being benched bcos he does not pass the balls to his team mates inside the opposition 6 yards box. he love shooting which wenger does not like. even if he score a thousand goals by shooting the ball. podolski is a big requirement to any other fc except arsenal as long as wenger is in charge.bu why did wenger sign him in the first place?

6 years ago

I think he is an alter.ative to our attacking options
when one of our regulars is absent.
We need him and we really
love him.
He should just chill down until he gets the time to play.He is a fantastic player we highly regard and should not just decide to pack _pack and go.
Stay my man

Lucas Nicolau
Lucas Nicolau
6 years ago

What? Podolski cant defend. His work hate compared to Alexis, Welbeck or even The Ox his shameful. Poldi leaves our left back always in trouble when he’s playing against a attacking fullback. Thats why hes not playing, and here he’ll be always a supersub forever. So the problem with him his tactical, stop blaming Wenger about everything. Arsene buy Poldi with the intetion to transform him into a striker, but he shows no IQ to play as a target man.

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