Lukas Podolski should play up front with Olivier Giroud

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Does this Arsenal enigma fit the bill?

Date: 19th April 2014 at 9:01pm
Written by Ben Coldwell

Lukas Podolski is a difficult one to assess, and it’s clear Arsene Wenger feels this way too. He has completed only two of his 16 Premier League games this season, and has finished 90 minutes just four times in his 49 Premier League appearances for Arsenal. But his goal record and his conversion statistics are noteworthy achievements. Podolski boasts an impressive 46 goals in 112 appearances for Germany, and 26 in 64 for the Gunners. This season Podolski has converted 29.4 per cent of his shots in the Premier League and has a shot accuracy of 68 per cent, scoring at a rate of 0.66 goals per 90 minutes. All this, despite having played the vast majority of these matches as a left-sided attacker. The German attacker has recently vented his frustration over the bit-part role he’s had to perform since he joined from ... Read More

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