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Arsenal Transfer News: Lukas Podolski Set For Medical?

Lukas Podolski has decided to delay a sinus operation sparking rumours he could be set for a medical ahead of a proposed move to Arsenal or Liverpool in January

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Lukas Podolski has decided to delay a sinus operation sparking rumours he could be set for a medical ahead of a proposed move this January. 

Arsenal have been heavily linked with a move for the German hitman, but Liverpool and more recently AC Milan have also been credited with interest.

The 26-year-old has complained of chronic sinus problems in recent months and had planned to undergo a routine operation this week, which would keep him sidelined for up to 5 days.

Podolski had arranged the operation to take place while FC Cologne are on their winter break to ensure he wouldn’t miss any matches, with the Germans not returning to action until they play Wolfsburg on the 21st January.

So the decision to postpone the operation is a little strange and one that has lead to rumours that Podolski wanted to be available for a potential medical, with some even suggesting a move has already been agreed and the striker cancelled the operation to undergo his medical where the sinus issue would be assessed.

It must be stressed that these are only rumours at this point and the official reason given in German publication Bild Daily for the delay is that Podolski was worried he would miss five days of training and was concerned he would take a while to regain his full fitness.

The chances are these rumours have been started by hopeful Arsenal fans but it’s certainly an intriguing situation and you have to question why a player would arrange an operation at a convenient time when he has no matches to play for 3 weeks, only to cancel it at the last minute amid intense rumours over his future. Once the season get’s underway again, he’s not going to have the opportunity to have the operation again until the end of the season, so why not just get the issue sorted out now? He’d have almost 2 weeks to get in shape for the Wolfsburg game.

If Podolski is set for a move, the big question is; where is he going? If he’s not moving, looks like he’ll just have to put up with his sinus pain for a little longer.

33 Comments

33 Comments

  1. Dan

    January 2, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    Nope.. he’s ruled it out earlier today.

  2. kelly

    January 2, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    He is coming to LFC hes the goal poacher we have been looking for sorry Arsenal.

  3. Gooner at heart

    January 2, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    sorry liverpool r liverfools and they can’t use andy carroll in a good way & they r lukin for podolski ?????????? Forget abt it !

  4. Jon

    January 2, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    Why would he want to join Livepool? Arsenal WILL play champions league football next year like every year. What would Liverpool offer him other than Europa league football if your lucky and certainly no premier league title. Get real!

  5. Saidi

    January 2, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    Podolski has been recieving a substacial amount of money.How much Arsenal can give him when their captain is getting less than USD 200,000.00..Stop hoping things that can not happen.Itss a shame.

  6. akinaf

    January 2, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    arsene should please go for a central defender and at least a full back and podolski regardless of thiery henry speculation early in this transfer window.

    • Tadele Tafesse

      January 3, 2012 at 7:43 am

      We respect alwayes Arsen wenger he good coch .I thinke he understand some thing.
      With out goal 80 by 20 possesstion &
      with buy tilant player just talk the same
      no result (value).plese we need good
      player .

  7. Tesfa girma

    January 2, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    It is fan for arsenal if it is sign. And it is better to find left & centeral defender.

  8. shamsulabrarp

    January 2, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    Pleas sign podolski

  9. Med Arsenal Ali

    January 2, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    please let us praise de players nd hope for de best signing

  10. Nura abdullahi

    January 2, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    We waiting u podolski 2make asing 4 arsenal

  11. Olabode

    January 2, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    Wenga should go for right player most expecially gud striker & alternativ central defender.

  12. JAMES DA-HERo

    January 2, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    A.Wenger must buy podolski and some defenders,we must not think abt Henry….. . .Gunner till I DIEEEEE

  13. peter morrision

    January 2, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    mr wenger should sell some players first then only he can buy

  14. bard

    January 3, 2012 at 3:33 am

    wenger know what is he must do,please believe him…sign new player or no,i dont care if wenger like that…from bottom and now top five its amazing with we’ve players now…

  15. Theophilus

    January 3, 2012 at 7:20 am

    I believe in wenger but arsenal need a player who can just score for fun from any angle like denis bekamp doing when he was on the pitch and he should try to introduce oxlade,atleast i believe the guy have something to give us because will seen his move, strenght,accuracy and lot more

  16. Tadele Tafesse

    January 3, 2012 at 7:23 am

    Plese sign potentcal players juanwary transfer window Afc have a lote of weak side.
    Especally :-defense side &front side .
    Please AW sign good straker & good defense.
    Just talk only nathing value .

    • Chey

      January 3, 2012 at 1:24 pm

      Thank u all Gunners fans,Pls Our professor should try to listen to us for once and give us a gud team work like, buying a playmaker dat il fill atleast half of fabregas contribution wen he was wit us,
      and one more gud acurate striker who knows were post is like KING T.H, OR VP,
      while we re waiting our defenders to return back,
      God bless us this season.

  17. kardo bindian

    January 3, 2012 at 8:25 am

    there is a chance to build a stronger tean for 2012,just need add a good striker to help RvP.PLEASE SING WENNGER.

  18. Bilal Abubakar

    January 3, 2012 at 9:35 am

    We know wenger is a nice coach,but he need 2 buy a standard defender n a striker like podolski,n sell d like of a players like chamakh squillaci n djourou.up gunners!

  19. Cameron

    January 3, 2012 at 10:07 am

    Podolski ruled out a move earlier on not wanting to risk his Euro 2012 spot.

    As much as a goal scoring striker is needed the wings have been a let down in end product with Arshavin, Walcott and Gervinho not contributing many goals same with Ramsey. They need a goal scoring winger and midfielder as much as anything.

  20. MOHAMED BASHIR

    January 3, 2012 at 11:33 am

    Please have a good command of english language so that understand what you write. Lukas is better than Chamak and Park combined. Yesterday we dominated Fulham but we had nothing to show off.
    RVP is tired and a little bit off form.
    Please buy Podolsky to partner RVP.
    Chamakh is not Arsenal standard sincerely.

  21. shockandawe

    January 3, 2012 at 11:54 am

    @ Mohamed Bashir
    Are you on the same planet as me? Even the most blinkered Arsenal fan will have seen that Fulham dominated the second half yesterday.Take your rose tinted glasses off. However, I will agree with you on the Podolsky front. Get him NOW and get some full back cover NOW otherwise we are going to be in the Europa league next season at best

  22. A.najib

    January 3, 2012 at 11:55 am

    Wenger plse buy bodolski and other players we want top1 and we don,t have devenders and forwards plse buy we went top1 we are going top10 that is bad hy

    JACK ANDREW GARRY {WILSHERE19}

  23. ELIJAH MALCOLM

    January 3, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    PLEASE WENGER, MAY YOU PLEASE BUY AT LEAST ONE FORWARD, OR STRIKER.

  24. Aggrey Mpeku

    January 3, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    It is time for Wenger to improve playing style when one or two players are red carded. One technique is first eleven should play less than 2nd eleven in training ground in order to build full time fighting and winning team.
    2nd total ftball is very necessary.

  25. bewketu

    January 3, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    arsenal will nt get any cup if continued in thise way,only going once head and tail if not signed world class players at least one or two(LIKE EDEN HAZARD,PODOLOSKY)

  26. odongo tonny

    January 3, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    wenger is a hard nut to crack.He knows what to do but not doing it.We are fed up of his behaviours.If buying then end of transfer mkt.

  27. Zekk

    January 3, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    As usual Arsenal jumping in after Liverpool showed interest. Fortunately, Liverpool has better targets, Hazard and Cavani,

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  29. don

    January 3, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Lucas is better than all the strikers in Arsenal at present and would be a jackpot for any club,, but i would like to see him in Man city or Chelsea rather than with such pathetic coach as Wenger who would even dump such a star and also would be interesting to see him in side as Spurs coz his game is fast and he is best in counter attacks.

  30. robin 10

    January 12, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    please buy any one, even me if you can afford. wake up wenger.

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