Lukas Podolski says he will probably return to Arsenal and play out the final season of his contract with the Gunners. Lukas Podolski spent most of his time at Arsenal warming the bench before making a move to Inter Milan on loan in January. The Italian club did not make the German a permanent signing and it looks likely that the forward will return to London. The 30-year old also denied interest from Bundesliga club, Werder Bremen. “There’s bound to be speculation in the coming weeks, but at the moment it looks like I will be going back to London,” Podolski told SkySports. “Things can always change, but if needs be I will remain at Arsenal next season. They are a great club and I think I can help them. I can confirm there has been no interest from Werder Bremen.” Podolski’s short stint in Italy turned out to be a massive disaster as the winger managed to score only one […]

Juventus kicked off their title defense on thirtieth of August last year in a season that saw the likes of Palermo, Empoli and Cesena make their way into Italian top-tier. Despite falling short of entertainment and quality that Premier League offers in plethora, Serie A did not fail to live up to the expectation. THT discusses seven moments that made massive impact in Serie A. Massimiliano Allegri made sure Juventus remained undisputed. Resignation of Antonio Conte and appointment of sacked AC Milan manager Massimiliano Allegri was not received well amongst the Juventus supporters, but the 47-year-old made the pattern was not arrested as the men in white and black claimed their fourth consecutive title. The Old Lady had four games to spare and needed a single point off the Sampordia fixture, but Arturo Vidal won things in style for the Turin club heading past a helpless Emiliano Viviano in the first half. Days later, Juventus completed the double with a […]

Inter Milan have been very busy in the transfer market so far with the loan signings of German World Cup winner Lukas Podolski from Arsenal and Swiss international Xherdan Shaqiri from Bayern Munich. Newly appointed manager Roberto Mancini was vocal about the lack of wingers in the Inter squad when he took over from Walter Mazzarri in Novemmber. At this point no one can blame Erick Thohir of not backing the new manager and these two quality additions might well help the Nerazzurri make a charge towards the third place after a desperately poor start to this campaign. Xherdan Shaqiri At the age of 23, Shaqiri has already played 41 games on the international stage and has the best years of his career ahead of him. A versatile player who has the experience of playing on either flank as well as behind the front man, Shaqiri’s signing represents the club’s biggest signing of intent since winning the UEFA Champions league […]

Podolski accuses Arsene Wenger of not showing respect following his departure to Inter on loan from Arsenal. Podolski, 29, joined Arsenal from Cologne in 2012 for £11 million. The German international failed to find a place for himself in the starting line-up and has now left on loan for Inter Milan. The forward claims that while leaving the club, Arsenal boss Wenger did not even call or say goodbye to the departing player. Speaking to the Sun, Podolski said: “He [Wenger] said nothing to me. He did not call me or say goodbye. I don’t need flowers or a kiss from him. But it is about respect, about saying goodbye. For me respect is important. Maybe he had other problems with me.” Podolski, who made just two starts for Arsenal this season, neither of which came in the Premier League, said that he was happy in North London but lack of opportunities led to him exiting the club on loan. […]

Lukas Podolski inches closer to a move away from Arsenal after travelling to Italy to hold talks with Inter Milan. The German international is expected to complete a loan move to the Serie A side. Podolski, 29, was pictured arriving at the Linate airport in Milan on Friday evening, where he was greeted by a large number of Inter fans. The forward was seen sporting an Inter scarf. He said: “I can’t express in words my gratitude towards Arsenal fans for all they have done for me in my years in London.” “Please know my heart always holds a place for you. I’ve loved every minute playing for Arsenal and I hope I have left my mark on the club and fans alike. Hopefully we shall meet again.” The World Cup winner has failed to start a single Premier League game for Arsenal this season and missed the New Year’s Day defeat at Southampton due to a ‘tight groin’. Podolski […]