German star set for Arsenal stay

Lukas Podolski has revealed his intentions to stay at Arsenal amidst rumours he could be set to leave this summer.

The German international has struggled to be part of Arsene Wenger’s first team plans, suggesting that he could be allowed to leave if an appropriate offer was to come in.

However Podolski has claimed there has been no such indication that he will be offloaded when the transfer window reopens.

“As things stand today, I am an Arsenal player (and) it won’t change,” he told Sky Sports.

“Going to London was the right step. I had the chance to go to a big club and to play in the strongest league in the world.

“I am happy in the city, in the league, in the club. Those two years have been outstanding for me.”

The former Bayern Munich star missed much of last season through injury, but still managed 12 goals in 27 appearances for the Gunners.

He added: “If my bad injury hadn’t stopped me for almost five months, it would have been a better season again.

“Nevertheless, I am satisfied. In the end, I was a regular starter, scored eight goals and had four assists in the league. It’s nothing to sneeze at.”

Podolski helped Arsenal end their nine-year trophy drought when the Gunners overcame Hull City 3-2 after extra time in the FA Cup final.


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