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Arsenal Forward Responds To Transfer Rumours
Despite the transfer window being closed there is still plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, Lukas Podolski responds to transfer rumours.
The German international only arrived last summer form Cologne and has enjoyed a steady start to life in the Premier League that’s seen him chip in with an impressive 13 goals and 12 assists in all competitions so far.
Sky Sports claim he’s been linked with a move to Italian champions Juventus this summer while Spanish outfit Atletico Madrid are also understood to be interested in luring him to La Liga as a potential replacement for Radamel Falcao.
However, Podolski has hit back at the speculation saying that while he’s proud that clubs are showing an interest in him as it shows he’s doing a good job, he’s settled in London and isn’t looking for a move at the end of the season:
“I want to say two things,” he said. “Firstly, I cannot help it that clubs are interested in me. And there are always people behind the scenes who want to float something in this business.
“Secondly, any interest makes me proud because it is a recognition of my performance in London. It is unlikely [that I will leave] because, at the club and in the town, I feel really comfortable.
“As a player you have peace and quiet. I appreciate that very much. Therefore, I can honestly say: I am not preparing for any change.” Poldi is quoted as saying by Sky Sports
After a promising start Podolski has recently found himself on the bench but I really don’t think Arsene Wenger will allow him to leave this summer. His contribution in terms of goals and assists is excellent when you consider this is his first season in a new league and he’s only going to get better.
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I also feel he’s not being utilised in his best position. He doesn’t seem to enjoy doing the dirty work on the left and he’s the most clinical finisher at the club, so I’d like to see him given more playing time through the middle. Hopefully he’ll be given the chance during the final games of the season.
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