Superb attacking midfielder deemed ‘exactly’ the player to fit at Arsenal by ex-star

Former Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski believes that his current Galatasaray team-mate, Wesley Sneijder, is “exactly” the sort of player that would fit at his old club.

The German World Cup winner was a member of the Gunners’ ranks until last summer, when he moved away from north London to join the Istanbul heavyweights following a loan stint with Inter Milan.

Although Podolski himself largely struggled to live up to the billing he received upon his 2012 move to Arsenal from Cologne, the 30-year-old did enjoy some success in the red and white shirt.

And after spending almost three years working under Arsene Wenger, he believes that his current Galatasaray team-mate, Sneijder, would be ideally suited to the style of football played at the club:

“I played for Arsenal for three years, with a special style of play with short passes, and Wesley is exactly that kind of player,” he told Goal.

“No doubt, he is a brilliant player. I get along well with him – on the pitch and off it. He is an important part of the club and we both strengthen our attack.”

There have been no official links between Arsenal and Sneijder, and with the Netherlands international set to turn 32 in a few months’ time, it appears unlikely there will be any genuine interest.