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Lukas Podolski Speaks Out After Officially Completing Arsenal Move

Arsenal have officially announced the signing of striker Lukas Podolski on a long term contract for an undisclosed fee. Hear what the player had to say here.


Arsenal have officially announced the signing of striker Lukas Podolski on a long term contract for an undisclosed fee.

The 26-year-old German international will arrive at the Emirates in the summer after completing the season with Cologne, who are in the midst of a relegation battle at the foot of the Bundesliga.

Podolski has scored an impressive 18 goals this season so far and also has an excellent record for his country, having scored 43 goals in his 95 caps for Germany.

After months of speculation Gooners can now look forward to seeing Podolski in the famous Red & White next season, and the player himself has expressed his delight at moving to what he describes as a ‘top club’. Speaking about his move to, Podolski said:

“I’m so happy to be joining Arsenal Football Club and to play in the Premier League. Arsenal is one of the top clubs in Europe with a huge history. There are many top quality players at Arsenal and the style of football which the team plays is fantastic. I’m proud to become an Arsenal player and am looking forward to playing my first match at Emirates Stadium and doing my best for all the Arsenal fans.

“I am looking forward to becoming an Arsenal player, but at the moment my focus is with my current club, FC Cologne. I will give everything I have until the end of season to make sure the team finish as high as possible in the Bundesliga. There will always be a place in my heart for FC Cologne.”

Welcome to Arsenal Lukas! He’ll be an excellent for the Gunners and hopefully he can create a deadly strike partnership with Robin van Persie.

What do you think of the signing of Podolski? Get involved in the comments section below..



  1. Ahmed Akin

    May 1, 2012 at 9:28 am

    This is a good development Arsene Wenger! We are really thirsty for trophies next season but we need many more quality and creative players at Emirates please!!!

  2. Agada thomas eche

    May 1, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    Up gooners, i remain arsenal fan 4 live. Pls wengar we need more 4rm u. Pls send those once that are not capable of playing away, and try to replace them with quality player. pple like diaby, ashavin, & amunia away pls.


    May 4, 2012 at 9:34 pm


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