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German striker Lukas Podolski announced his retirement from international football on Monday.
Inter Milan striker Lukas Podolski scored an 81st minute equalizer to rescue a 2-2 draw for World Champions Germany against Asian champions Australia on Wednesday. Joachim Low was not happy with the efforts of his players and said that they lacked the clinical edge in the entire game.
Inter Milan have made an initial offer for Lukas Podolski to Arsenal but Arsene Wenger has criticized the Nerazzuri approach by calling it ‘a joke’.
Despite indications that Podolski is not happy and might look for a move away from the Emirates, Arsenal boss has confirmed that the German forward is not for sale. Lukas Podolski has made just one start for Arsenal this season after winning the World Cup with Germany in Brazil. Recently, the German forward expressed his concern at the lack of playtime he was getting under Arsene Wenger and suggested that he might consider his future at the club in the coming January transfer window. However, club boss Arsene Wenger said that the 29-year old will have to fight for his place in the front three and denied claims that a cut-price deal was on the table, with Napoli said to be one of several interested clubs. Speaking during an hour-long television interview with beIN Sports, Wenger said: “It is not established at all that he will leave at Christmas. It is me who sets the price and (the reported deal) […]
Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski will discuss his situation with manager, Arsene Wenger and may leave the club in January. The German international is yet to start a single Premier League game for Arsenal this season, enjoying just 37 minutes of action on the pitch, and was again ignored in the 2-2 draw against Hull City on Saturday. With Theo Walcott reaching full fitness, the chance of Podolski starting a league game are thinner than before and the 29-year old admits a move away from the London club might be ideal for his career. The 29-year-old told Sport Bild: “I have a contract with Arsenal until 2016. I feel at home in London and get on with the fans very well.” “Nevertheless, I will try to speak with the coach and the club to see what is best for all parties. “I want to play football and am not the type to sit on the bench until my contract expires.” Lukas Podolski […]
TheHardTackle takes a look at the possible winter transfers on the card in the Bundesliga.
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