Lazio join Arsenal in transfer pursuit of German ace

Is Lukas Podolski set to join Arsenal?

German international Lukas Podolski has emerged as a transfer target for Italian giants Lazio, joining Arsenal in the running for the 26 year old Cologne striker. (Metro)

Lazio signed Miroslav Klose in the summer and the striker has hit 8 goals in his first 12 games, now the Rome based club are looking to reunite Klose with his former Bayern Munich teammate Podolski.

Yet, while Lazio are currently being touted as the most likely destination for Podolski, Arsene Wenger is keeping a close eye on developments and is considering making a move in January.

Arsenal have regularly employed Theo Walcott on the right hand side, however the team has struggled for balance without a stand out left sided player. With Podolski often employed on the left throughout his career he may be the answer to Wenger’s problems.

Podolski is undoubtedly one of Cologne’s key players however, and the club are unlikely to allow Podolski to leave without a fight.

The player’s contract runs until June 2013, and Podolski has thus far remained coy on his future, stating ‘I have always kept my future undecided and said that I would need to see how the club develops in the meantime.’